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 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|
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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