Posted by on April 4, 2020 7:28 pm

Categories: Coronavirus in Pennsylvania Coronavirus in Schuylkill County Local News


Schuylkill County’s total of positive COVID-19 coronavirus now stands at 77. That total is 14 higher than yesterday.

This is the 14th consecutive day of positive coronavirus cases locally. Here’s a day-by-day breakdown:

  • March 22: 1
  • March 23: 2
  • March 24: 2
  • March 25: 1
  • March 26: 3
  • March 27: 4
  • March 28: 3
  • March 29: 5
  • March 30: 9
  • March 31: 8
  • April 1: 9
  • April 2: 7
  • April 3: 9
  • April 4: 14


Coronavirus in Schuylkill County April 4

(Image: Coal Region Canary Data Bank)

Locally, we learned of one positive case in Mahanoy City. Ryan Fannock, publisher of the local weather site East Central PA Weather Talk, at, revealed to The Shenandoah Sentinel that he tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. He tells The Sentinel that he’s experienced mild symptoms of coronavirus. He and his family were told to self-quarantine until the middle of this month. For more on Fannock’s story, check out the full interview at The Shenandoah Sentinel.

Statewide, cumulatively, there are 10,017 positive cases as of noon Saturday, April 4. Pennsylvania’s death toll from coronavirus-related illness is now 136. No deaths have been reported from Schuylkill County.

The first positive case in Pennsylvania was reported on March 6.

Schuylkill County at 77 Positive Coronavirus Cases

To date, there are 10,017 total positive cases in Pennsylvania and another 60,013 negatives.

The Curve

Here’s our own interactive chart created to show the “curve” in COVID-19 coronavirus cases. Note the blue line, which is what state officials have said they’re measuring as the “curve”. The Blue line tracks New Positive cases of coronavirus while the Red tracks total to date. The yellow line marks Total Negative cases reported on the day and Green denotes the total amount of tests conducted. The Orange Line represents New Negative cases since the state started reporting them.

The volume of new cases reported daily may be alarming. However, each day, the state gets more test results per day.

By County Numbers

Statewide, here are the counties with the most cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus to date (not including Schuylkill neighbors):

  • Philadelphia: 2,610 
  • Montgomery: 982 
  • Delaware: 616 
  • Allegheny: 552 
  • Bucks: 488 

These are the cumulative totals for counties surrounding Schuylkill County:

  • Schuylkill: 77 (+14)
  • Berks: 235 (+34)
  • Carbon 46 (+12)
  • Columbia: 20 (+5)
  • Dauphin: 99 (+20)
  • Lebanon: 87 (+33)
  • Lehigh: 804 (+220)
  • Luzerne: 648 (+164)
  • Northumberland: 9 (+1)


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