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First Coronavirus Case Reported in Mercer County; Total Rises to 479 in Pa.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

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COVID-19 Update_TwitterHARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 22, 108 new Coronavirus cases have been reported, bringing the statewide total to 479.

Counties impacted to date include:

County ​Cases Deaths
​Adams 5
Allegheny 40 1​
Beaver 3
​Berks 13
Bucks 32
​Butler ​1
​Centre ​1
Chester 23
​Columbia ​1
Cumberland 11
​Dauphin 1​
Delaware 43
​Erie 2
​Fayette ​1
​Franklin ​1
​Lackawanna 6
​Lancaster 6
​Lebanon ​3
Lehigh 19
Luzerne 7
​Mercer ​1
Monroe 31
Montgomery 87
​Montour ​1
Northampton 21 ​1
Philadelphia 91
Pike 3
​Potter ​1
​Schuylkill ​1
Washington 7
Wayne 2
​Westmoreland 4
​York 10

Statewide, there are 479 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. There are 4,964 patients who have tested negative, and two deaths. 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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