81 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County

James Halpin, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
·2 min read

Mar. 29—The state Department of Health reported another 81 cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths in Luzerne County on Monday.

The county has 26,869 positive cases and the death toll stands at 762.

A total of 51 COVID-19 patients in Luzerne County are hospitalized, with seven adult patients in intensive care units and one patient on a ventilator.

Statewide there were 2,923 additional cases, bringing the total to 1,015,268. The death toll in Pennsylvania is now 25,015.

To date, 33,962 Luzerne County residents have received partial vaccinations and 57,027 have received full vaccinations.

Schedule a vaccine appointment

To find a COVID-19 vaccine provider in Luzerne County, visit the state Department of Health's vaccine dashboard or call the department's hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Availability may vary based on supplies and the map only includes providers who have recently received first-dose vaccines.

The map allows users to type in their address to find the providers closest to them. A location represented with a circle is a provider receiving an allocation of vaccine from the state; a location represented with a diamond is a provider receiving an allocation from the federal government through the retail pharmacy program.

COVID-19 testing sites

* Patients who think they have symptoms of COVID-19 should call their primary care physician.

* Call the Geisinger COVID-19 hotline at 570-284-3657 to learn more about how to get tested.

* Rite Aid on South River Street in Plains Twp. is providing tests. Patients must pre-register at riteaid.com.

* MedExpress Urgent Care locations on Kidder Street in Wilkes-Barre and the West Side Mall in Edwardsville are providing tests. Patients can schedule a test at medexpress.com/covid19.html.

* CVS in the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming and in Exeter provide drive-thru testing and can be scheduled by visiting cvs.com.

Contact the writer: jhalpin@citizensvoice.com; 570-821-2058