COVID-19 cases go up in PA; 11 new deaths

 

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health announced 962 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the state total of confirmed cases to 5,805. The latest number represents an increase of approximately 20% from Tuesday. Eleven new deaths were reported, bringing the statewide total to 74.

Allegheny County announced 31 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 356, which is an approximately 10% increase from Tuesday. The county also announced 10 new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 61. The county death toll remains at two.

The city of Pittsburgh has 112 cases, and 146 of the county’s cases are in the 25-49 age range, making up 41% of the cases.

Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Tuesday expanded their stay-at-home order to include Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence, Lebanon and Somerset counties, bringing the state total to 33 counties. On Monday, Wolf extended the order until April 30.

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said in a press conference Wednesday that the state will be “in a good place” to conduct its primary election on June 2. The election was previously moved from April 28 to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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COVID-19 cases go up in PA; 11 new deaths

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