PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Health reported more than 1,400 additional people tested positive for the coronavirus , bringing the total number to over 8,420. There were 12 new deaths for a statewide toll of 102. More than 70 nursing homes have reported at least one coronavirus patient. Health Secretary Rachel Levine said the state is looking to hire a company that can act as a “SWAT team” to help nursing homes struggling with infection control. Philadelphia reported 3,008 coronavirus cases within the city, with at least 26 fatalities. Nursing home residents account for half of Philadelphia’s 26 coronavirus-related deaths. A look at the latest developments in Pennsylvania: ___ CASES Below is a breakdown of the cases by county: – Adams County: 19 – Allegheny County: 476, including 2 deaths – Armstrong County: 11 – Beaver County: 65, including 2 deaths – Bedford County: 3 – Berks County : 201, including 1 death – Blair County: 4 – Bradford County: 9 – Bucks County : 446, including 8 deaths – Butler County: 75, including 2 deaths – Cambria County: 4 – Cameron County: 1 – Carbon County: 34, including 1 death – Centre County: 32 – Chester County : 226, including 2 death – Clarion County: 4 – Clearfield County: 5 – Clinton County: 1 – Columbia County: 15 – Crawford County: 5 – Cumberland County : 45, including 2 death – Dauphin County: 79, including 1 death – Delaware County : 542, including 10 deaths – Erie County: 17 – Fayette County: 20, including 1 death – Forest County: 1 – Franklin County: 26 – Greene County: 11 – Huntingdon County: 3 – Indiana County: 7 – Juniata County: 5 – Lackawanna County: 119, including 4 deaths – Lancaster County: 232, including 5 deaths – Lawrence County: 19, including 2 deaths – Lebanon County: 54 – Lehigh County : 584, including 5 deaths – Luzerne County: 484, including 5 deaths – Lycoming County: 8 – Mckean County: 1 – Mercer County: 10 – Mifflin County: 2 – Monroe County: 397, including 10 deaths – Montgomery County : 875, including 11 deaths – Montour County: 16 – Northampton County : 466, including 10 deaths – Northumberland County: 8 – Perry County: 4 – Philadelphia County : 2,430, including 26 deaths – Pike County: 83, including 1 death – Potter County: 2 – Schuylkill County: 63 – Snyder County: 4, including 1 death – Somerset County: 3 – Susquehanna County: 4 – Tioga County: 3 – Union County: 3 – Venango County: 3 – Warren County: 1 – Washington County: 40 – Wayne County: 23 – Westmoreland County: 110 – Wyoming County: 2 – York County: 121, including 1 death WHAT WE KNOW For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. The vast majority of people recover. This scanning electron […]

Pennsylvania COVID-19 cases rise to 8,420; Philly reports 3K+ cases

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