Updated 4/2/2020 2:30 PM
The Pa Department of Health held its Daily Health Briefing at 2 pm. Notes from the briefing are below. You can watch the full briefing HERE.
- COVID-19 has now been seen in 62 counties.
- 730 patients have been hospitalized since March 6th.
- That is approximately 10% of all cases seen.
- 216 patients have required intensive care treatment.
- 130 of those 216 have required the use of a ventilator.
- 345 cases have been seen in healthcare workers.
- To help kids cope with staying at home.
- Set a routine/schedule and follow it.
- Children follow your cues and reactions to news.
- Limit children's access to news and social media.
- It can be stressful and overwhelming for them as they are not typically equipped to process it.
- Stay Calm. Stay Home. Stay Safe.
Updated 4/2/2020 12:39 PM
The Pennsylvania Dept. of Health shared updated COVID-19 numbers for the state. As of this morning, there are an additional 1,211 positive cases. That brings the total count in PA to 7,016. Sixteen more deaths have been reported, bringing the total to ninety.
47,698 patients have bested negative. You can see the updated statewide map, HERE.
Breakdown of cases in Western Pennsylvania :
- Allegheny: 419
- Fayette: 15
- Washington: 38
- Beaver: 55
- Butler: 69
- Lawrence: 16
- Westmoreland: 84
- Mercer: 9
- Greene: 11
- Armstrong: 7
- Indiana: 6
- Venango: 3
- Clarion: 4
- Forest: 1
Original Article 4/2/2020 11:07 AM
Allegheny County Health Department released their daily update for COVID-19 cases in the area. As of this morning, there are now 419 positive cases in the county. 70 of those cases (past or present) have required hospitalization. There have been two deaths.
An interactive map of case locations is available HERE.
Breakdown of cases by age group:
- 0-4 years: 2
- 5-12 years: 2
- 13-18 years: 6
- 19-24 years: 38
- 25-49 years: 182
- 50-64 years: 116
- 65+ years: 73
"Today’s numbers reflect an increase in testing and could account for tests performed over multiple days and reported at once. We know there is community spread and expect to see the number of cases increase as more people are tested. We urge the public to help stop the spread by staying home, washing their hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others if they do have to go out."
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