The rate of new cases in Pennsylvania continues to slow, even as it reports 60 new deaths

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by PublicSource reporters

As the rate of new cases in Pennsylvania slows down, the rate of new deaths continues to rapidly increase.

The state saw an increase of 1,146 cases and 60 new deaths on Tuesday. Now there have been a total of 25,345 cases and 584 deaths in the state.

The number of new cases increased by about 5% in the state and has increased by less than 6% for the past few days. This is significantly down from only two or three weeks ago when the rate of new cases was increasing around 20% to 35% per day.

The number of deaths in the state increased by 11% Tuesday. The number of new deaths in the state has had more variability than the number of new cases but the increase has been fast in the last week, with four other days showing increases of 19% or greater.

Allegheny County saw an increase of 17 cases, eight new hospitalizations and three deaths on Tuesday. The county now has 893 total cases and 24 deaths.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, alongside a group of other governors led by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced in an April 13 press conference that a group of six Northeastern states will soon begin collaborating on a plan to reopen the regional economy.

Pennsylvania will join New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island in coming up with a plan together to avoid any contradictions among the region.

Medical staff at the Allegheny Health Network drive-thru clinic in Wexford, Pa., screen a person for COVID-19 on March 18. (Photo by Nick Childers/PublicSource/File)



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