Latest number of reported COVID-19 cases in PA

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) – On Sunday, March 29th, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 643 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the statewide total to 3,394 in 58 counties.

Maps will be updated shortly.

Union and Northumberland Counties reported their first cases on Friday, March 27th.

The number broke 1,000 confirmed cases for the first time on March 25th and more than doubled that amount by March 27th.

12 new deaths due to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania were also reported Saturday, March 28th, bringing the statewide total to 34.

On March 21st, Montgomery County and Monroe County reported their first deaths from the virus. As of Thursday, there have been two deaths in Lackawanna County, two in Luzerne County and three in Northampton County as well as two in Monroe.

Of the 23,234 tests that have been completed, 25,254 came back negative. There has been no word on the total amount of tests that are pending.

According to the PA Department of Health, the ages of those infected (as of March 28th) breaks down as follows:

  • Less than 1% are aged 0-4
  • Less than 1% are aged 5-12
  • 1% are aged 13-18
  • Nearly 11% are aged 19-24
  • 39% are aged 25-49
  • Nearly 28% are aged 50-64
  • 19% are aged 65 or older

According to Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, the number of cases in the state has been doubling every two or three days, showing consistent exponential growth. The number of recoveries is not yet being tracked by the Department of Health.

Levine said in a press conference on March 23rd that there is sustained community spread in some southern counties as well as those surrounding Pittsburgh. To mitigate the spread, Governor Tom Wolf announced a stay-at-home order for these areas.

Levine also confirmed that there have been reported cases in nursing homes but did not mention any specific facility.

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday, March 19th, ordered the closure of non-life sustaining businesses statewide in order to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. He later modified the order, pushing back enforcement to Monday at 8 am but it still stands.

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Counties impacted to date include:

  • Adams (8)
  • Allegheny (219, 2 deaths)
  • Armstrong (2)
  • Beaver (22)
  • Berks (65)
  • Blair (2)
  • Bradford (3)
  • Bucks (152)
  • Butler (41, 2 deaths)
  • Cambria (1)
  • Cameron (1)
  • Carbon (3)
  • Centre (15)
  • Chester (116)
  • Clearfield (2)
  • Columbia (4)
  • Crawford (2)
  • Cumberland (22, 1 death)
  • Dauphin (23)
  • Delaware (226, 4 deaths)
  • Erie (7)
  • Fayette (10)
  • Franklin (7)
  • Greene (6)
  • Huntingdon (1)
  • Indiana (2)
  • Juaniata (1)
  • Lackawanna (51, 2 deaths)
  • Lancaster (45, 1 death)
  • Lawrence (8)
  • Lebanon (15)
  • Lehigh (109, 3 deaths)
  • Luzerne (65, 2 deaths)
  • Lycoming (2)
  • Mckean (1)
  • Mercer (6)
  • Monroe (106, 2 deaths)
  • Montgomery (411, 5 deaths)
  • Montour (5)
  • Northampton (94, 4 deaths)
  • Northumberland (1)
  • Perry (1)
  • Philadelphia (709, 5 death)
  • Pike (27, 1 death)
  • Potter (2)
  • Schuylkill (16)
  • Snyder (1)
  • Somerset (2)
  • Susquehanna (1)
  • Tioga (1)
  • Washington (23)
  • Warren (1)
  • Wayne (6)
  • Westmoreland (41)
  • York (37)

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