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.
Pennsylvania Coronavirus Total Now at 76
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 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 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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