Four more cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were diagnosed in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. That brings the statewide total to 16.
The first 2 cases in Bucks County were diagnosed. Another case each in Montgomery and Monroe counties were also added to the statewide tally.
In addition to the 4 added cases, the state Dept. of Health says the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed two of Pennsylvania’s cases: one each in Monroe and Delaware counties.
All other cases remain “presumed” positive. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of the presumed positive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Pennsylvania.
Coronavirus in PennsylvaniaCounty breakdown of positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Pennsylvania (as of March 19, 12:00 a.m.)
|Pennsylvania||Positive cases||First reported|
|Montgomery||42||March 7, 2020|
|Philadelphia||17||March 10, 2020|
|Delaware||14||March 6, 2020|
|Allegheny||11||March 14, 2020|
|Cumberland||10||March 13, 2020|
|Bucks||9||March 11, 2020|
|Chester||9||March 13, 2020|
|Monroe||7||March 9, 2020|
|Beaver||2||March 17, 2020|
|Pike||2||March 12, 2020|
|Washington||2||March 13, 2020|
|York||2||March 18, 2020|
|Berks||1||March 18, 2020|
|Lackawanna||1||March 18, 2020|
|Lehigh||1||March 15, 2020|
|Luzerne||1||March 15, 2020|
|Northampton||1||March 12, 2020|
|Wayne||1||March 6, 2020|
|TOTAL CONFIRMED POSITIVE||133|
The 4 cases of coronavirus diagnosed on Wednesday represent the most in a single day in Pennsylvania.
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
|Date||COVID-19 + cases|
Pennsylvania Coronavirus Cases Now at 16
At a press briefing on Wednesday afternoon, Health Sect. Rachel Levine said in addition to the Pennsylvania residents with COVID-19 coronavirus, there is an out-of-state patient hospitalized in Montgomery County.
“We want to continue to be transparent and so have more data for you today,” Levine said in a statement Wednesday. “To date, there have been 173 Pennsylvanians identified for testing; 100 of those have tested negative for COVID-19; 14 have tested presumptive positives; two have been confirmed positive by the CDC; and 57 tests are pending.”