The state Department of Health reported the second highest daily increase in new COVID-19 cases statewide since late July in its report Tuesday.
With 1,151 new cases, the state total rose to 146,214, but the total in seven Northeast Pennsylvania counties went up by only 35 to 9,182.
The state reported 1,160 new cases on Sept. 3 and 1,008 on Sept. 11. Before that, the state had not crossed the 1,000 mark in daily new cases since 1,120 on July 28.
State Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has attributed the recent surges to the return of college students from summer vacations.
The state also reported six new COVID-19 deaths statewide, but none in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties for the third day in a row.
The state death toll rose to 7,875 while the number of deaths here remained at 600.
About four in five people who tested positive (82%) have recovered.
In the local counties:
Lackawanna had eight new cases for 2,329 total, 68 probable, and remained at 215 deaths.
Luzerne had 15 new cases for 3,966 total, 102 probable, and remained at 189 deaths.
Monroe added seven cases for 1,766 total, 45 probable, and remained at 129 deaths.
Pike added two new cases for 557 total, 25 probable, and remained at 21 deaths.
Susquehanna added one case for 288 total, nine probable, and remained at 28 deaths.
Wayne added two new cases for 204 total, nine probable, and remained at 10 deaths.
Wyoming remained at 72 cases, three probable, and eight deaths.