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Another day passed since the first positive diagnosis of COVID-19 coronavirus in Pennsylvania and Schuylkill County remains at 0 confirmed infections.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday a statewide rollout of significant mitigation efforts designed to help control the spread of coronavirus across Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the news media across the state falsely reported that Wolf “ordered” a “statewide shutdown of all non-essential businesses” and that caused confusion.

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Pennsylvania Coronavirus Total Now at 76

pa coronavirus update march 16

(Photo: Office of the Governor)

On Monday, health officials announced an updated total of positive coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania: 76. That’s 13 higher than the end of the day Sunday.

Still, the largest cluster of positive coronavirus cases remains in Montgomery County with 30. Like Schuylkill County, there are 52 counties in Pennsylvania without a positive coronavirus case. And there are just 2 confirmed cases in counties surrounding Schuylkill, Lehigh and Luzerne counties with 1 each.

Here’s a county breakdown of all the positive cases confirmed since the first report on March 6. That’s 11 days of reporting:

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
TOTAL CONFIRMED POSITIVE 133

The state stopped providing totals of pending COVID-19 tests over the weekend. However, officials do say that while 76 people tested positive over the last 11 days, another 670 tested negative.

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