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Pennsylvania reported Thursday its highest one-day total of confirmed coronavirus cases since May. And as WESA’s Sarah Boden reports, Allegheny County – a current hotspot – saw more than 200 new cases, a new all-time high for daily totals in the Pittsburgh region.

While many Fourth of July festivities have been canceled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of places to catch some spectacular fireworks displays around the Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh Valley Public Media’s Monica Evans recently spoke with activists, law enforcement and legal experts for the PBS39 program “Community Conversation: Policing the Police. ”

Fireworks are a fixture of the Fourth of July weekend. But residents of the Lehigh Valley have been starting the celebration early, and not everyone’s happy about it.

A Penn State student from Allentown has died from respiratory failure due to COVID-19. WPSU intern Andrew Destin reports this is the first known Penn State student death related to coronavirus.


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