Friday, May 15, 2020

Dept. Of Health Reports 124 Additional Deaths From COVID-19 In PA: Live Briefing 2:00

On May 15, the Department of Health reported 124 more people have died in Pennsylvania from COVID-19 for a total of 4,342 confirmed deaths.  89 of those deaths were due to data reconciliation.
As of 12:00 a.m. May 15, there were 986 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 60,622  in all 67 counties.
There are 259,210 patients who have tested negative to date.  Approximately 4,349 of Pennsylvania’s total positive cases are in health care workers.
Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
-- Nearly 1 percent are aged 0-4;
-- Nearly 1 percent are aged 5-12;
-- Nearly 2 percent are aged 13-18;
-- Nearly 6 percent percent are aged 19-24;
-- Nearly 37 percent are aged 25-49;
-- Nearly 26 percent are aged 50-64; and
-- 28 percent are aged 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 12,937 resident cases of COVID-19, and  2,039 cases among employees, for a total of 14,976 at 550 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of our total deaths, 2,991 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.  Click Here for a county breakdown.
Live Briefing
FRIDAY Live Briefing: Gov. Wolf, Secretary of Health provide COVID-19 Update at 2:00.  Watch Live: or  or
For the latest information on the coronavirus and precautions to take in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Health’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, Follow them on Twitter, or Like them on Facebook.
Helpful Links:
Responding To COVID-19 In Pennsylvania - General Resource Page All Topics
Attorney General - Coronavirus Price Gouging Updates 
[Posted: May 15, 2020]

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