Monday, May 18, 2020

Dept. Of Health Reports 87 Additional Deaths From COVID-19 In PA; Special Briefing 1:30; Regular Briefing 2:15

On May 18, the Department of Health reported 87 more people have died in Pennsylvania from COVID-19 for a total of 4,505 confirmed deaths.
As of 12:00 a.m. May 18, there were 822 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 63,056 in all 67 counties.
There are 277,553 patients who have tested negative to date.  Approximately 4,479 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
-- Nearly 29 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 13,626 resident cases of COVID-19, and  2,111 cases among employees, for a total of 15,737 at 561 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of our total deaths, 3,086 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.  Click Here for a county breakdown.
  Special Briefing
  SPECIAL BRIEFING: 1:30: Gov. Wolf, head of PEMA, Natural Guard will provide an update on COVED-19 response.  Watch Live: or
             Regular Live COVID-19 Briefing
             MONDAY Live Briefing: Secretary of Health provides COVID-19 Update at 2:15.  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 18, 2020]

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