Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dept. Of Health Reports 52 New Cases Of Coronavirus Bringing PA Total To 185

On March 19, the Department of Health reported there are 52 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 19,, bringing the statewide total to 185. 
All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
The state also reported one death, an adult from Northampton County. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. 
“Our notable increase in cases over the last few days and our first death in Pennsylvania 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 185 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. There are 1,608 patients who have tested negative, and one death. 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.
[March 19, 2020]

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