HARRISBURG (AP) – Health officials in PA are looking into areas where COVID-19 cases are ticking up and threatening to undo months of progress against the disease. State Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine said the increases may be due to reopening as well as increased testing. The state will allow Lebanon County, the 67th and final PA county, to move from the yellow phase to the less-restrictive green phase this Friday, July 3. Meanwhile, Levine is defending her agency’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak inside nursing homes and personal care facilities. They account for almost 70% of the state’s nearly 6,600 fatalities. Criticism has focused on the policy that sent recovering patients back to nursing homes after being treated in hospitals. Levine’s agency has said it was following a March directive from the federal government that nursing homes admit anyone they normally would, including patients from hospitals where COVID-19 has been present. Levine says the main source of COVID-19 infections inside the facilities is more likely the homes’ own employees.