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On Tuesday, Pennsylvania health officials updated the total of positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the commonwealth to 96.

That’s 20 higher than the total reported at the end of Monday.

Schuylkill County still has 0 positive cases confirmed.

The first case in Pennsylvania got confirmed back on March 6.

March 18: Pennsylvania at 96 Coronavirus Cases – Schuylkill County at 0

Exactly one-third of the positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases remain in Montgomery County, 32. Cumberland and Philadelphia counties each reached the double-digit plateau of positive cases, with 10 each. Beaver County reported its first positive coronavirus case on Tuesday.

There are still just 2 positive coronavirus cases in the counties surrounding Schuylkill County, one each in Lehigh and Luzerne counties.

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown we’re tracking from data provided by the PA Dept. of Health. We’re also tracking the day the first positive case of coronavirus was reported:

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

On Tuesday, the state unveiled a new interactive county map tracking cases across Pennsylvania:

On Tuesday, state officials provided no updates on so-called mitigation efforts in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus across Pennsylvania.

Remember, on Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf urged what are known as non-essential businesses to close. That includes businesses like shopping malls (with some exceptions), fitness centers, bars, and restaurants. There are provisions for restaurants to remain open so long as they provide take-out or delivery service and do not serve food or alcohol to customers in their dining rooms.

Note: The table and map above contain dynamic data and likely will not reflect information that mirrors this article once more updates are provided.

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