Updated 4/13/2020 2:20 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.
- 1,179 cases of COVID-19 have been seen in health care workers.
- 1,688 cases have been reported across 215 different long term care living facilities, which include nursing and personal care homes.
- To date, there have been 524 deaths.
- All of our deaths have been in adult patients.
- As of noon today, 2,205 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
- That is approx. 10% of the total case count in the state.
- 665 of those hospitalized required the use of a ventilator.
- Across the state, 44% of hospital beds, 38% of our ICU beds, and nearly 70% of our ventilators are still available.
- It's been over a month since the Governor ordered non life-sustaining businesses to close. While our case counts have continued to grow, we have not seen the exponential grown we had originally seen. Social Distancing works and the closures have and are saving lives.
- Stay Calm. Stay Home. Stay Safe.
- Statewide support and referral hotline - 1 (855) 284-2494
- Mental Crisis Text Line. Text 'PA to 741741
Update: 4/13/2020 12:15 PM
The Pennsylvania Dept. of Health shared updated COVID-19 numbers for the state. As of this morning, there are an additional 1,366 positive cases. That brings the total count in PA to 24,199. There have been 524 deaths statewide.
105,593 patients have bested negative. You can see the updated statewide map, HERE.
Breakdown of cases in Western Pennsylvania:
- Allegheny: 876 with 21 deaths
- Butler: 143 cases with 4 deaths
- Beaver: 153 cases with 13 deaths
- Washington: 69 cases
- Greene: 23 cases
- Fayette: 57 cases with 3 deaths
- Westmoreland: 228 cases with 12 deaths
- Indiana: 43 cases
- Armstrong: 28 cases with 1 death
- Clarion: 16 cases
- Venango: 6 cases
- Forest: 5 cases
- Lawrence.: 51 cases with 4 deaths
- Mercer: 43 cases
Original Article: 4/13/2020 11:20 AM
Allegheny County Health Department released their daily update for COVID-19 cases in the area. As of this morning, there are now 876 positive cases in the county. 134 of those cases (past or present) have required hospitalization. There have been twenty-one deaths.
An interactive map of case locations is available HERE.
"The best way to beat the coronavirus is to stop its spread. You can help stop the spread of the virus by washing your hands and cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, staying home as much as possible and keeping 6 feet away from people and wearing a mask if you do go out in public."