PA Dept Health Statewide Cases 851 and AC Announces second Death

Update 3/24/2020 1:09 PM

The PA Department of Health held their daily press conference today at 2pm. You can watch the full press conference HERE. Notes from the stream are below.

  • Dr. Levine
    • Around 10% of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have needed hospital care.
    • 8,647 Pennsylvanians have tested negative.
    • Seven have passed away due to COVID-19
    • These numbers are expected to rise and enforces our need for people to stay home.
    • How can you help?
      • There is an urgent request for blood donation.
      • Donate to a local food bank to help families in need.
    • Daily Reminders
      • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
      • Use hand sanitizer if soap/water is not available.
      • Do not cough in hands.
      • Try not to touch your face.
      • Clean surfaces daily.
    • If you know someone experiencing a mental health crisis, text 'PA' to 741741.
    • Stay Calm. Stay Home. Stay Safe.
    • Continues to see an exponential rise of new cases of COVID-19.
      • Doubling of new cases every 2-3 days.
    • Currently, do not track number of patients that have recovered.
    • The state is purchasing ventilators to supplement current supplies.
    • They are expecting to see the spread of COVID-19 to rural areas in PA. But, do not expect to see the type of numbers that we are seeing in larger cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
    • The State has made requests (PPE - N95 Masks) from the Federal Government, and the items has been delivered via the National Stock Pile.
    • There have been cases reported in nursing homes.
    • There will be another Health Update tomorrow at 2pm.

Original Article 3/24/2020 1:09 PM

The Pa Health Department of Health will be holding their daily press conference at 2pm. Ahead of that, they shared updated state-wide COVID-19 numbers. Since yesterday, there have been 207 additional positive cases of coronavirus in the state. This brings the total to 851 with over 40 counties effected. There are 7 total deaths.

Those numbers are a little behind based on local updates. This morning Allegheny County Health department said there 58 positive cases in Allegheny County. They also announced a second death in county. The individual who passed was in their late 70s.

These reported numbers will differ from the @PAHealthDept numbers. ACHD is working with PA-DOH to figure out why they do not match and hope to have that discrepancy resolved shortly.

Other Western PA cases reported by Pa Health.

  • Washington: 9
  • Fayette: 2
  • Westmoreland: 11
  • Armstrong: 1
  • Butler: 6
  • Beaver: 3
  • Mercer : 2

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