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UPDATE 12:00 p.m.: The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed an additional 1,295 cases of coronavirus in the state, bringing the total number to 56,611. The state also reports 19 new deaths for a total of 3,707 since the outbreak began.
There are 227,772 patients who have tested negative so far.
Here is break down by local counties:
- Allegheny Co.: 1,503 positive cases, 122 deaths, 19,559 negative tests
- Armstrong Co.: 55 positive cases, 4 deaths, 836 negative tests
- Beaver Co.: 491 positive cases, 78 deaths, 2,495 negative tests
- Butler Co.: 195 positive cases, 6 deaths, 2,737 negative tests
- Clarion Co.: 23 positive cases, 1 death, 554 negative tests
- Fayette Co.: 85 positive cases, 4 deaths, 2,181 negative tests
- Forest Co.: 7 positive cases, 0 deaths, 36 negative tests
- Greene Co.: 27 positive cases, 1 death, 520 negative tests
- Indiana Co.: 76 positive cases, 5 deaths, 885 negative tests
- Lawrence Co.: 70 positive cases, 7 deaths, 903 negative tests
- Mercer Co.: 73 positive cases, 2 deaths, 937 negative tests
- Venango Co.: 7 positive cases, 0 deaths, 301 negative tests
- Washington Co.: 124 positive cases, 4 deaths, 2,688 negative tests
- Westmoreland Co.: 417 positive cases, 30 deaths, 5,840 negative tests
Locally, there are 3,153 positive cases, 164 deaths and 40,472 people who have tested negative for coronavirus.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 11,645 resident cases of COVID-19, and 1,645 cases among employees, for a total of 13,290 at 539 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of our total deaths, 2,529 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
UPDATE 11:00 a.m.: There are 1,503 COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County, according to the health department. That is a 17 case increase. That number includes 1,431 confirmed cases and 74 probable cases.
To date, 273 people have needed to be hospitalized in the county due to coronavirus.
116 people have been admitted to the ICU for coronavirus while 66 people have required the use of ventilator so far.
UPDATE 9:34 a.m.: A fourteenth Port Authority employee has tested positive for coronavirus.
The employee last worked on Tuesday, May 5 and is currently being treated at a local hospital. The employee worked at the East Liberty garage and is the third person from that facility to test positive.
A maintenance team was mobilized as soon as the agency learned of the diagnosis to disinfect vehicles the employee had operated as well as areas of the building where the employee had been.
Starting this week, all employees at the East Liberty garage will undergo temperature checks.
As of Friday, 39 employees were being held out of work pending COVID-19 testing and 89 employees had tested negative.
UPDATE 6:58 a.m.: With the exception of Beaver County, all areas in southwest Pennsylvania will be moving into the yellow phase starting next Friday.
Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement Friday afternoon during a news conference. He said Beaver County leaders are jeopardizing lives by allowing businesses to reopen. The Beaver County District Attorney said Friday the office would not go after businesses that open their doors despite remaining in the ‘red’ phase.
Steps are being taken to keep shoppers and vendors safe as farmer’s markets start opening. The changes include sanitizing stations and one way shopping aisles.
There were 55,316 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state yesterday, according to the Department of Health. That number is an increase of 1,078 new cases. There were also 72 more deaths, bringing the statewide total to 3,688. 221,791 people have tested negative so far.
All Allegheny County courts will be closed until June 1, according to documents filed in the state.
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