** UPDATE: 7th Case Confirmed – Patient Critical **
The coronavirus outbreak in Pennsylvania grew slightly on Sunday.
State health officials announced 2 more presumptive positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery County.
That brings the total in Montgomery County to 4 and the statewide total to 6 positive cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania (as of 9 p.m. Sunday).
Pennsylvania Coronavirus Total Now at 6
The 2 latest cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Pennsylvania are each in Montgomery County.
On Saturday, Gov. Tom Wolf confirmed 2 initial cases of the viral outbreak in Montgomery. On Friday, the first two cases in Pennsylvania were confirmed, one in Delaware County and another in Wayne County.
Two positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus have been reported each day in Pennsylvania since Friday, March 6.
All 6 cases share a few common bonds:
- Each is experiencing mild symptoms associated with coronavirus infection.
- And each is in self-containment at their homes.
- All 6 contracted coronavirus following exposure to it overseas.
#COVID19 Update: 2 additional patients tested presumed positive in Montgomery County. Both adults have mild symptoms and are isolated at home. They tested presumptive positive after known international exposure. Total PA presumptive positive cases = 6. pic.twitter.com/N3O0dp9IG9
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) March 8, 2020
Right now, Pennsylvania health officials urge anyone who’s been to China, Iran, South Korea, or Italy anytime over the last month to practice social distancing from the general public for 2 weeks. That means to limit their exposure to other people, including skipping work or school.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must confirm Pennsylvania’s testing. To date, the CDC confirms 164 cases of COVID-19 in the US. It’s responsible for 11 deaths. The outbreak has been reported in 19 states. These figures do not include Pennsylvania’s presumptive positive cases.
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