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More than 750 new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in Pennsylvania Tuesday, following President Donald Trump declaring a major disaster for the state.
Pennsylvania confirmed 756 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,843 in 60 counties Tuesday afternoon. More than 37,000 Pennsylvanians have tested negative.
There have also been 63 deaths, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s update.
On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf added seven more counties — Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence, Lebanon and Somerset — to the stay-at-home order, which is in effect for 33 counties through April 30. The order starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday for the seven new counties.
The United States had more than 164,000 confirmed cases early Tuesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. Worldwide, nearly 787,000 people have been infected with the virus and more than 37,800 have died.
In other news Tuesday:
- Pennsylvania State Police issued 11 warnings on Monday to non-life-sustaining businesses that failed to comply with Wolf’s order closing their physical locations
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How many coronavirus cases does Pa. have?
Pennsylvania has had 4,843 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Health. Here’s a look at the numbers in Pennsylvania:
Confirmed cases: 4,843
New cases: 756 new cases as of March 31
Counties with at least one case: 60
Patients who tested negative: 37,645
Pa. coronavirus cases by county
Here are how many confirmed cases and deaths each county in Pennsylvania has as of March 31:
- Adams County: 9
- Allegheny County: 325 (2 deaths)
- Armstrong County: 5
- Beaver County: 52 (1 death)
- Bedford County: 2
- Berks County: 110
- Blair County: 4
- Bradford County: 7
- Bucks County: 286 (3 deaths)
- Butler County: 60 (2 deaths)
- Cambria County: 2
- Cameron: 1
- Carbon County: 17 (1 death)
- Centre County: 26
- Chester County: 159 (1 death)
- Clarion: 3
- Clearfield: 4
- Columbia County: 7
- Crawford County: 4
- Cumberland County: 36 ( 1 death)
- Dauphin: 45 (1 death)
- Delaware County: 338 (5 deaths)
- Erie County: 14
- Fayette: 14
- Franklin County: 19
- Greene: 9
- Huntingdon: 1
- Indiana: 6
- Juniata County: 3
- Lackawanna County: 78 (3 deaths)
- Lancaster County: 123 (3 deaths)
- Lawrence: 13 (2 deaths)
- Lebanon County: 28
- Lehigh County: 272 (4 deaths)
- Luzerne County: 212 (4 deaths)
- Lycoming County: 6
- Mckean: 1
- Mercer: 8
- Mifflin: 2
- Monroe County: 236 (7 deaths)
- Montgomery County: 570 (6 deaths)
- Montour County: 9
- Northampton County: 245 (5 deaths)
- Northumberland: 1
- Perry: 1
- Philadelphia County: 1197 (10 deaths)
- Pike County: 48 (1 death)
- Potter County: 2
- Schuylkill: 38
- Snyder: 2 (1 death)
- Somerset County: 2
- Susquehanna: 1
- Tioga: 2
- Union: 4
- Venango: 3
- Warren: 1
- Washington County: 33
- Wayne County: 10
- Westmoreland County: 61
- 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.
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