No new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Pennsylvania, as of Saturday afternoon.
The state Health Dept. updated Pennsylvanians on the status of the coronavirus on Saturday afternoon.
“While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to stay calm,” Health Dept. Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Right now, you have a higher chance of testing positive for COVID-19 if you have traveled to a country or state with known community outbreaks, or have come in contact with someone who has the virus. We are working with the health care community across Pennsylvania to keep them informed, consult on patient testing and ensuring they have the resources they need to care for patients.”
Additionally, the 2 presumptive cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania first reported on Friday morning are in isolation at home, officials say.
No New Corornavirus Cases in Pennsylvania
Two adults — one in Delaware County and another in Wayne County — are the presumptive positive cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. The Health Dept. reports each experiences “mild symptoms” of the flu-like virus that’s killed thousands worldwide and more than a dozen in the US.
#COVID19 Update: Since the update last evening, the state reports NO additional presumptive positive tests. There remain 2 presumptive positives – one adult in Delaware County and one in Wayne County. Both have mild symptoms and in isolation at home.
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) March 7, 2020
Gov. Wolf Declares Disaster Following First Coronavirus Cases in PA
Following the announcement that two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus were in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency. This frees up funding for state agencies to deal with the potential outbreak of the virus.
Wolf authorized $5 million in “unused appropriated funds” to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency for expenses related to COVID-19 coronavirus response.