83 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Pennsylvania

As testings ramps up, more positive cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Department of Health announced an additional 83 cases, bringing the total number to 268. There have been 2,574 patients that have tested negative.

In Western, PA:

  • 28 cases in Allegheny County
  • 4 in Westmoreland County
  • 3 in Beaver County 3
  • 3 in Washington County.
“Our notable increase in cases over the last few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”

UPMC also held a press conference this morning to cover COVID-19 testing, research, preparedness. They noted while there is no major widespread community transmission, the city needs to stay vigilant in mitigation efforts.

“That doesn’t mean anyone should let down that guard. The virus is readily transmitted and it’s still an important public health threat,” Williams said. “The lack of widespread activity means this is the best time to keep up the social distancing that we’re practicing to have the greatest impact on the spread and to flatten the curve of the pandemic.”

See the full press conference below.

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