In Centre County, more than 200 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in just the last few days. The recent surge in cases once again has experts stressing that the pandemic is far from over. The recent increase in new COVID cases in State College and Centre County are drawing attention, even national attention. And researchers are confirming a new COVID strain variant in Centre County — the so-called U.K. virus. The State College COVID-19 ordinance is still in place. Close to 140 citations have now been issued for violating various pandemic prevention measures.