Saturday, March 21, 2020

Dept. Of Health Reports 2nd Death From COVID-19; 371 Cases Statewide In 28 Counties

On March 21, the Department of Health confirmed the death of a second Pennsylvanian as a result of COVID-19, in Allegheny County.  There were 103 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total to 371 in 28 counties, as of 12:00 a.m., March 21. 
All positive cases are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. 
“Our notable increase in cases over the last few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”
Statewide, there are 371 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. There are 3,766 patients who have tested negative, and two total deaths. With commercial labs being the primary testing option for most Pennsylvanians, data is not available on the total number of tests pending.
For the latest information on the coronavirus and precautions to take in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Health’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, Follow them on Twitter, or Like them on Facebook.
Helpful Links:
-- Responding To COVID-19 In Pennsylvania - General Resource Page All Topics
-- Department of Health - Coronavirus - Updated Frequently
-- Department of Conservation & Natural Resources - Facility Closures & Events Canceled
-- Department of Environmental Protection - Office Closures & Emergency Number
-- Department of Labor & Industry - Guidance & Resources
-- Department of State - Suspended Licensing Rules For Health-Care Professionals
-- Department of Transportation - License & Registration 
-- Liquor Control Board - Store Closures & Licensees
-- Department of Education School - Guidance & Resources
-- Department of Environmental Protection - Office Closures
-- Attorney General - Coronavirus Updates 
[Posted: March 21, 2020] 

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