Update: 4/21/2020 2:35 PM
The PA Department of Health held a press update today at 12:30p. A few notes from the briefing are below. You can watch the full live stream below.
- Continue to reconcile data sources to share the most updated information possible.
- To date, there have been 1,564 deaths.
- This includes 1,264 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19.
- This includes 300 probably deaths due to COVID-19.
- Looking to expand testing throughout Pennsylvania.
- We've setup a mass testing site in the North East.
- Approx. 41% of ICU beds are available.
- Statewide support and referral hotline - 1 (855) 284-2494
- Mental Crisis Text Line. Text 'PA to 741741
- Stay Calm. Stay Home. Stay Safe.
Updated Article: 4/21/2020 12:15 PM
The Pennsylvania Dept. of Health shared updated COVID-19 numbers for the state. As of this morning, there are an additional 1,296 positive cases. That brings the total count in PA to 34,528. There have been 1,564 deaths statewide. 132,323 patients have bested negative. You can see the updated statewide map, HERE.
Breakdown of cases in Western Pennsylvania:
- Allegheny Co.: 1059 cases, 67 deaths, 11611 negatives
- Butler Co.: 162 cases, 6 deaths, 1840 negatives
- Beaver Co.: 303 cases, 43 deaths, 1628 negatives
- Washington Co.: 86 cases, 2 deaths, 1577 negatives
- Greene Co.: 25 cases, 332 negatives
- Fayette Co.: 69 cases, 3 deaths, 1376 negatives
- Westmoreland Co.: 291 cases, 20 deaths, 3529 negatives
- Indiana Co.: 55 cases, 4 deaths, 453 negatives
- Armstrong Co.: 38 cases, 2 deaths, 474 negatives
- Clarion Co.: 18 cases, 1 deaths, 382 negatives
- Venango Co.: 6 cases, 190 negatives
- Forest Co.: 7 cases, 21 negatives
- Lawrence Co.: 60 cases, 6 deaths, 537 negatives
- Mercer Co.: 59 cases, 1 deaths, 519 negatives
Original Article: 4/21/2020 11:04 AM
Allegheny County Health Department released their daily update for COVID-19 cases in the area.
As of this morning, there are now 1,059 cases (confirmed or probable) in the county. 188 of those cases (past or present) have required hospitalization. Out of those 188, seventy-six have been admitted to the ICU with forty-six requiring the use of a ventilator. There have been sixty-seven deaths. 12,654 test have been administered.
An interactive map of case locations as well as their COVID-19 Dashboard is available HERE.
Breakdown of cases by age group:
- 0-9 years: 5
- 10-19 years: 15
- 20-29 years: 177
- 30-39 years: 133
- 40-49 years: 136
- 50-59 years: 200
- 60-69 years: 171
- 70+ years: 222
"The number of cases includes 1,034 confirmed and 25 probable cases. A case is probable when the person displays symptoms of COVID-19 and has had close contact with a confirmed positive case but has not had a test themselves. We are including probable cases to better assess the level of community spread. Further breakdown of the cases will be available on the dashboard this coming week.
Additionally, there have been 67 deaths (+12) related to COVID-19. Of reported deaths, 55 are confirmed (had a positive test) and 12 probable. A probable death is one where COVID-19 is listed on the deceased’s death certificate, but the person never had a positive test for the virus. All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 83 being the median age of those who have died."
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