The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 504 brand-new coronavirus cases Saturday, raising the statewide overall to 81,266
Across Pennsylvania, 6,419 deaths have actually been connected to COVID-19, consisting of 20 brand-new casualties reported Saturday, according to the health department. More than two-thirds of the state’s coronavirus deaths have taken place in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
The health department launched brand-new information Saturday; the numbers show coronavirus cases and deaths reported since midnight. There are 556,461 people who have actually checked unfavorable.
The variety of brand-new cases has actually dropped in current weeks and less individuals are being treated for the virus in health centers, according to the health department.
This marks the 2nd successive day the state reported more than 500 new cases, although that is still well below the peak days when new day-to-day cases frequently exceeded 1,000 It’s been more than a month considering that Pennsylvania reported more than 1,000 new cases in a single day.
Gov. Tom Wolf has actually been lifting restrictions designed to stem the spread of the infection.
The Wolf administration said Friday 12 more counties will move next week to the green stage, the least restrictive in the governor’s color-coded strategy to reopen Pennsylvania. These counties will move to the green stage on June 26: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Susquehanna. Philadelphia will keep some limitations till July 3.
By June 26, just one Pennsylvania county – Lebanon County – will remain in the yellow stage.
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Lebanon County is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases. Levine also specifically slammed Lebanon County elected officials for defying the Wolf administration’s recommendations in reopening organisations.
Lebanon County lawmakers and services sharply slammed the Wolf administration for not moving the county to the green phase.
On Friday, eight new counties relocated to the green stage. These recently green counties are: Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Monroe, Perry, Pike, and Schuylkill.
Republican legislators have actually clashed with the Democratic governor and contend Wolf is opening the state too gradually.
Recently, the GOP-controlled General Assembly passed a resolution directing Wolf to end the state of emergency situation, which he extended earlier this month. Wolf has actually stated he would ban it. The matter is headed for the state Supreme Court, which concurred this week to use up the case.
With the green stage, schools can open and restaurants can once again provide indoor dining, with limits on occupancy. Other businesses, such as gambling establishments, beauty parlor and fitness centers, can open their doors once again, albeit with some restrictions.
Assisted living home and healthcare facilities
Statewide, 4,381 deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and individual care homes.
There are 17,000 residents in long-lasting care centers who have actually checked favorable for the virus, along with 3,034 employees, for an overall of 20,034 cases.
Cases have been found at 658 centers in 47 counties.
Statewide, 721 coronavirus patients are being dealt with in hospitals, which is about a quarter of the peak number weeks ago. The health department stated 6,180 healthcare workers have actually been contaminated.
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