Dept. of Health: 49 New Coronavirus Deaths Reported in Pa., Case Total Nears 30,000

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Health confirmed that as of 12:00 p.m., on Friday, April 17, 2020, 1,706 new Coronavirus cases have been reported, bringing the statewide total to 29,441. The death toll has reached 756.

There are 117,932 patients who have tested negative. With commercial labs being the primary testing option for most Pennsylvanians, data is not available on the total number of tests pending.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last 7 Days

4/17/20 – 1,706
4/16/20 – 1,245
4/15/20 – 1,145
4/14/20 – 1,146
4/13/20 – 1,366
4/12/20 – 1,178
4/11/20 – 1,676


Local Region

County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Total
Deaths
Armstrong 32 0 32 2
Butler 154 3 157 5
Clarion 17 1 18
Clearfield 9 0 9
Crawford 16 0 16
Elk 2 0 2
Forest 7 0 7
Indiana 44 1 45 3
Jefferson 2 0 2
McKean 4 0 4
Mercer 50 6 56 1
Venango 6 0 6
Warren 1 0 1

County Case Counts to Date

 

County Number of Cases  Deaths 
Adams 70 1
Allegheny 947 43
Armstrong 32 2
Beaver 178 15
Bedford 13 1
Berks 1,537 34
Blair 14
Bradford 20
Bucks 1,524 64
Butler 157 5
Cambria 14 1
Cameron 1
Carbon 118 7
Centre 73 1
Chester 739 30
Clarion 18
Clearfield 9
Clinton 10
Columbia 166 3
Crawford 16
Cumberland 154 4
Dauphin 311 7
Delaware 2,226 73
Elk 2
Erie 48
Fayette 66 3
Forest 7
Franklin 89
Fulton 2
Greene 24
Huntingdon 12
Indiana 45 3
Jefferson 2
Juniata 63
Lackawanna 592 30
Lancaster 1,030 35
Lawrence 59 5
Lebanon 424 2
Lehigh 2,092 29
Luzerne 1,668 31
Lycoming 32
McKean 4
Mercer 56 1
Mifflin 17
Monroe 929 29
Montgomery 2,854 97
Montour 48
Northampton 1,335 27
Northumberland 60
Perry 18 1
Philadelphia 8,138 136
Pike 290 8
Potter 4
Schuylkill 244 4
Snyder 25 1
Somerset 15
Sullivan 1
Susquehanna 58 1
Tioga 14 1
Union 26
Venango 6
Warren 1
Washington 75 1
Wayne 81 2
Westmoreland 249 13
Wyoming 16 1
York 443 4

 

Positive Cases by Age Range to Date

Age Range Percent of Cases
0-4 < 1%
5-12 < 1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 40%
50-64 29%
65+ 23%

* Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding

Hospitalizations by Age Range to Date

Age Range Percent of Cases
0-29 1.9%
30-49 4.8%
50-64 9.2%
65-79 20.4%
80+ 21.5%

* Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding

More data is available here.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently the entire state is under a stay-at-home order.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has taken the following actions since noon, April 16, 2020, in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic:

· Began emergency SNAP benefit distribution, local food bank availability.

· Signed an order providing worker safety measures.

· Announced a task force to address health disparity.

· Provided tax relief for those affected by COVID-19.

· Urged USDA support of vital PA agriculture sectors.

· Announced waiver for businesses on prepayment of sales tax.

· Thanked Pennsylvanians for sacrifices made during COVID-19.

· Announced participation in multi-state council to plan for re-opening state.

· PA National Guard Supporting Communities Combatig COVID-19

· Wolf Issues Order to Release Up to 1,800 PA Inmates During Pandemic

· Wolf Announces $450 Million Hospital Emergency Loan Program

· PA Begins Implementing New Federal Unemployment Benefits; Eligible Claimants Get Extra $600 Starting Next Week

· Extended the inmate visitation suspension and the use of enhanced employee screenings indefinitely at all state-run correctional facilities.

· Announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

· Signed order to provide targeted PPE and supplies to health care facilities.

· Ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor of all COVID-19 victims.

· Joined community leaders in call to end COVID-19-related discrimination.

· Stressed the need for community volunteerism.

· Governor Wolf, Religious Leaders Encourage Alternate Forms of Religious Gatherings·

· Governor Wolf Recommends Pennsylvanians Wear Masks in Public·

· Announced a statewide stay-at-home order, effective 8 p.m., April 1.

· Announced federal major disaster declaration approval.

· Statewide mitigation efforts.

· Pennsylvania k-12 schools closed with guidance provided.

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:· Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.· Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.· Clean surfaces frequently.· Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from Commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.


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