Coronavirus Latest: President Trump Approves Pennsylvania Disaster Declaration As Cases In State Jump Above 4,000

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Pennsylvania. This announcement comes just one day after Gov. Tom Wolf’s request for additional support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There have also been at least 50 deaths reported in the state.

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On Monday, state officials announced nearly 700 new cases, raising the total number across the commonwealth to 4,087.

President Trump’s action makes federal funding available to Commonwealth and eligible local governments.


During a press conference on Monday afternoon, Wolf announced Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice as the state’s stay-at-home orders have been extended through April 30.

According to officials, 33,777 patients who have tested negative to date.

Last week, President Trump also approved a disaster declaration for New Jersey.