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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday added more counties to his stay-at-home order, and extended the order through April 30, as the state’s confirmed cases of the new coronavirus jumped above 4,000.
As of Monday afternoon, there were 693 additional cases of the coronavirus, the state’s highest single-day jump since the outbreak.
There have also been 48 deaths, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s update. And, a recent study from the University of Washington says Pennsylvania could see more than 3,000 related deaths to coronavirus.
The state has had 33,777 people test negative for the new coronavirus.
On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf added Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties to the stay-at-home order, which was also extended through April 30 to keep with President Donald Trump’s guideline for social distancing. That means 26 counties are now under the stay-at-home order.
Wolf also announced that the date for students to return to school and for non-life-sustaining businesses to return to work has been moved back indefinitely.
Also Monday, the Tokyo Olympics were rescheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021, after last week’s news that the coronavirus had postponed the 2020 games.
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Trump extended social distancing and self-isolation measures for the nation until at least the end of April.
The U.S. death total stood at 2,513, with more than 143,000 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.
The global death count was nearing 34,000 late Sunday, with more than 722,000 confirmed cases.
In other news:
- Between March 27 and March 29, Pennsylvania State Police issued 18 warnings against non-life-sustaining businesses that failed to comply with Wolf’s order closing their physical locations. There have been 96 warnings, and no citations, issued by state police since March 23.
- Bucknell University has moved its commencement to the weekend of July 17-19. It was originally scheduled for May 15-17.
- VA Community Clinics in Wyomissing, Mechanicsburg, Lancaster, Pottsville and York will be limiting their services beginning March 31. Scheduled outpatient visits will be conducted via telephone or video visit. Walk-in appointments are not available. Labs will only be drawn at the main Lebanon campus. Veterans needing a telephone appointment should call 717-272-621 ext. 5105
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How many coronavirus cases does Pa. have?
Pennsylvania has had 4,087 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus as of Sunday, according to the Department of Health. Here’s a look at the numbers in Pennsylvania:
Confirmed cases: 4,087
New cases: 693 new cases as of March 30
Counties with at least one case: 59
Patients who tested negative: 33,777
Pa. coronavirus cases by county
Here are how many confirmed cases and deaths each county in Pennsylvania has as of March 30:
- Adams County: 8
- Allegheny County: 290 (2 deaths)
- Armstrong County: 3
- Beaver County: 44
- Berks County: 82
- Blair County: 6
- Bradford County: 3
- Bucks County: 246 (3 deaths)
- Butler County: 49 (2 deaths)
- Cambria County: 2
- Cameron: 1
- Carbon County: 13
- Centre County: 24
- Chester County: 146
- Clarion: 1
- Clearfield: 4
- Columbia County: 6
- Crawford County: 4
- Cumberland County: 24 ( 1 death)
- Dauphin: 36
- Delaware County: 303 (4 deaths)
- Erie County: 13
- Fayette: 11
- Franklin County: 12
- Greene: 7
- Huntingdon: 1
- Indiana: 2
- Juniata County: 3
- Lackawanna County: 62 (2 deaths)
- Lancaster County: 97 (2 deaths)
- Lawrence: 10 (1 death)
- Lebanon County: 27
- Lehigh County: 231 (3 death)
- Luzerne County: 150 (3 death)
- Lycoming County: 4
- Mckean: 1
- Mercer: 7
- Mifflin: 1
- Monroe County: 182 (7 deaths)
- Montgomery County: 540 (5 deaths)
- Montour County: 10
- Northampton County: 184 (5 deaths)
- Northumberland: 1
- Perry: 1
- Philadelphia County: 1007 (7 death)
- Pike County: 39 (1 death)
- Potter County: 2
- Schuylkill: 30
- Snyder: 2
- Somerset County: 2
- Susquehanna: 1
- Tioga: 1
- Union: 4
- Venango: 1
- Warren: 1
- Washington County: 26
- Wayne County: 10
- Westmoreland County: 55
- York County: 54
Coronavirus symptoms, testing
According to the CDC, reported illnesses from COVID-19 have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.
Fever, cough and shortness of breath might appear 2 to 14 days after you’ve been exposed to the virus.
If you think you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary healthcare provider immediately for guidance, including whether you should be tested.
Preventing the spread
There is currently neither a vaccine nor an approved treatment for the new, or novel, coronavirus. While many people might only get mild symptoms, older adults and those who already have medical issues can end up with more serious complications. There’s concern that a fast spread of the virus could overwhelm the health system to provide care, including the need for respirators in serious cases.
With further spread of the virus and disruptions to everyday life expected, officials remind residents to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
You should also cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow (not your hands), clean surfaces that are frequently touched (such as countertops, light switches and phones), and stay home if you are sick.
People are also asked not to attend large gatherings and to practice “social distancing.” It’s best to keep six feet apart from other people you don’t live with.
USA Today and Associated Press contributed to this article.
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