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Cases of COVID-19 in Indiana County increased by nine to 265 on Saturday, according to data reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Virus deaths in Indiana County have remained at six since June 24.

Statewide, there were 888 additional positive cases and 15 new deaths reported Saturday.

In Gov. Tom Wolf’s weekly update Friday on the state’s Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard, he named Indiana County among those “with concerning percent-positivity,” with a test percent positivity rate of 7.2 percent.

Other counties named as “concerning” in the news release were Lawrence, 7.4 percent; Franklin, 7.1 percent; Armstrong, 7 percent; Beaver, 6.5 percent; Delaware, 6.5 percent; Allegheny, 6.4 percent; Lancaster, 5.8 percent; Berks, 5.6 percent; Philadelphia 5.4 percent; and Chester, 5.3 percent.

“Each of these counties bear watching as the state continues to monitor all available,” according to the news releases.

Statewide, percent positivity decreased from 4.7 percent to 4.6 percent.

“The mitigation efforts we took on July 15 were a proactive step to get in front of the rise of cases that we continue to see,” Gov. Wolf said in the news release. “Our percent positivity decreased this week, which is a positive sign, but in order to continue to see numbers decrease, we must continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.”