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TIMELINE: Pennsylvania coronavirus updates April 12

PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 News is committed to keeping you informed about the coronavirus, the impact on our community and your lives. Below you’ll find all of today’s updates, including the latest numbers and information from local and state officials.

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Resident in WVU resident hall tests positive

UPDATE 10:00 p.m.: A resident of Evansdale Residential Complex at West Virginia University has tested positive for COVID-19.

You can click here to read more on the university’s website.

Third inmate at Allegheny County Jail tests positive

UPDATE 5:50 p.m.: There are now three inmates at the Allegheny County Jail who have tested positive for coronavirus.

According to numbers released on the jail’s website, three inmates and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday.

Click here to read more on the Allegheny County Jail’s website.

State cases of COVID-19 top 22,000

UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 22,833 cases of coronavirus in the state.

That number marks an increase of 1,178 additional positive cases across all 67 counties. Statewide, there were 13 more deaths from the virus.

Also, 102,057 people have tested negative so far since the outbreak began.

Here is the local breakdown of cases:

  • Allegheny Co.: 857 cases, 19 deaths
  • Butler Co.: 133 cases, 4 deaths
  • Beaver Co.: 145 cases, 13 deaths
  • Lawrence Co.: 49 cases, 4 deaths
  • Washington Co.: 68 cases
  • Greene Co.: 23 cases
  • Fayette Co.: 54 cases, 3 deaths
  • Westmoreland Co.: 223 cases, 12 deaths
  • Armstrong Co.: 27 cases, 1 death
  • Indiana Co.: 40 cases
  • Clarion Co.: 15 cases
  • Venango Co.: 6 cases
  • Forest Co.: 5 cases
  • Mercer Co.: 40 cases

Over 20 new positive cases of coronavirus in Allegheny Co.

UPDATE 11:10 a.m.: There are over 20 more positive cases of coronavirus in Allegheny County.

According to the health department, there are now 857 patients who have tested positive. This is the first day there have been no additional reported deaths in the last several days.

County officials said there have 10,056 tests administered so far since the outbreak began. 130 people have been hospitalized in the county. Of those, 50 patients have required the ICU and 27 people have needed ventilators.

Bridgeville church still holding Easter services

UPDATE 9:00 a.m.: Zion Lutheran Church in Bridgeville said it is keeping the doors open to parishioners for Easter services. Church officials said the pews where people can be are marked with white crosses and they are all cleaned with bleach and disinfectant immediately following worship. People are also required to stay nine feet apart during service.

RELATED: Bridgeville church says Easter service can still happen safely

More local nursing home residents test positive, die from coronavirus

UPDATE 7:20 a.m.: Two residents at Concordia at the Orchard have died after testing positive for coronavirus. The facility is a personal care home home in Butler County.

Additionally, two residents at a South Hills senior center have tested positive. The two patients live at Friendship Village of South Hills. One resident is in isolation and the other is being treated at a hospital.

Remote learning planned for all Pittsburgh Public Schools

UPDATE 7:00 a.m.: Remote learning for Pittsburgh Public Schools will begin April 16 with all students logged into the system by April 22. School officials said they will make sure students get laptops. Families without a device can pick up grade-specific instructional packets on this schedule:

Thursday, April 16

  • Early Childhood Education (PreK & Early Head Start)
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • 2nd Grade

Friday, April 17

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade

Monday, April 20

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade

Tuesday, April 21

  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade