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PA Department of Health: 83 New Cases Bring State Total to 268

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 12:03 PM

Posted by Aly Delp

COVID-19 Update_TwitterHARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 p.m., March 20, that there are 83 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported, bringing the statewide total to 268.

Here is a rundown of the number cases in each county:

Adams – 4
Allegheny – 28
Beaver – 3
Berks – 5
Bucks – 16
Centre – 1
Cumberland – 11
Delaware – 23
Erie – 1
Franklin – 1
Lackawanna – 4
Lancaster – 2
Lebanon – 1
Lehigh – 2
Luzerne – 2
Monroe – 19
Montgomery – 59
Northampton – 10
Philadelphia – 42
Pike – 2
Potter – 1
Washington – 3
Wayne – 1
Westmoreland – 4
York – 6

Statewide, there are 268 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. There are 2,574 patients who have tested negative, and one death. With commercial labs being the primary testing option for most Pennsylvanians, data is not available on the total number of tests pending.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has announced:

· Statewide mitigation efforts.

· Guidance for essential and non-essential businesses on mitigation efforts.

· Pennsylvania k-12 schools closed with guidance provided.

· Postponing in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

· Discretion for religious leaders in holding services.

· No-visitor policies at all State correctional facilities and nursing homes to ensure the safety of inmates, residents, staff and visitors.

· Restricted-visitor policies in state centers.

· Restricted-visitor policies in assisted living and personal care homes.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

· Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

· Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.

· Clean surfaces frequently.

· Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.

All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at

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