Rumors of return to red phase ‘blatantly false,’ Pa. Department of Health says

Rumors of return to red phase ‘blatantly false,’ Pa. Department of Health says

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania officials want to squash rumors that some counties will return to the red phase of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health called such rumors “blatantly false,” PennLive reported.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said it has no idea where the “bad rumors” came from.

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Right now, all Pennsylvania counties are in the green phase.

Pennsylvania has seen an uptick in reported COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks.

The state placed a lot of focus on Allegheny County after a surge in cases started last month. On Monday, 172 new cases were reported -- the third straight day under 200.

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