Posted by on March 19, 2020 2:28 am

Categories: Coronavirus in Pennsylvania Coronavirus in Schuylkill County

Pennsylvania state health officials announced the first coronavirus-related death in the state Wednesday. Meanwhile, the statewide total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus rose to 133.

The first death was reported Wednesday from Northampton County, the lone case there which was first reported back on March 12.

Locally, Berks County and Lackawanna County each got news of their first confirmed case of coronavirus. Schuylkill County remains at 0.

Montgomery County still has the most positive coronavirus cases at 42, a rise in 10 from the previous day.

The first positive case of coronavirus was reported on March 6.

Here’s the current county-by-county breakdown of positive coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania:

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

“As this outbreak continues and testing increases, we are less able to specifically track all of these exposures,” Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine said at a daily press briefing. We assume there are peoples’ exposure we cannot trace back to a specific source. However, we are not yet seeing sustained community spread. However, we do expect that sustained community spread will happen in Pennsylvania.”

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