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Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Luzerne, Lehigh Counties Get First Coronavirus Positive Cases, Pennsylvania Up to 63

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More than a week since the first positive case of COVID-19 coronavirus was reported in Pennsylvania, two counties bordering Schuylkill County got news of their first.

Luzerne County and Lehigh County got added to the list of those with a positive coronavirus case each. But no cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Schuylkill County.

Meanwhile, the statewide total in Pennsylvania jumped to 63.

The first case was reported back on March 6. That equals 6.3 positive cases per day. More than one-third of the cases come from Montgomery County, with 24, as of Sunday at noon.

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of the cases:

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Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

County breakdown of positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Pennsylvania (as of March 19, 12:00 a.m.)
PennsylvaniaPositive cases First reported
Montgomery42March 7, 2020
Philadelphia17March 10, 2020
Delaware14March 6, 2020
Allegheny11March 14, 2020
Cumberland10March 13, 2020
Bucks9March 11, 2020
Chester9March 13, 2020
Monroe7March 9, 2020
Beaver2March 17, 2020
Pike2March 12, 2020
Washington2March 13, 2020
York2March 18, 2020
Berks1March 18, 2020
Lackawanna1March 18, 2020
Lehigh1March 15, 2020
Luzerne1March 15, 2020
Northampton1March 12, 2020
Wayne1March 6, 2020

Coronavirus Total in Pennsylvania Now at 63, Schuylkill County Remains at 0

Today’s the first day Pennsylvania health officials stopped using the term “presumed positive” to classify certain cases of COVID-19 coronavirus. Cases now are listed as either Positive, Pending, or Negative.

To date, 446 suspected cases of COVID-19 coronavirus existed in Pennsylvania. Of those, we have 63 positives and 205 negatives. The state says 183 cases are still pending results.

“While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to know the commonwealth is prepared and to be prepared themselves,” Health Sec. Rachel Levine said today in a statement.

“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.”


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