The variety of new coronavirus circumstances went up by 511 on Sunday, in line with the most recent info launched by the Pennsylvania Division of Well being on Could 31, 2020. The overall variety of COVID-19 circumstances statewide now stands at 71,926.
Each county in Pennsylvania has at the very least one case. The state reported one other 18 new deaths, bringing the whole to five,555 coronavirus-related deaths because the first case was reported in Pennsylvania in March.
The variety of circumstances within the Lehigh Valley went up by 38, from 6,809 to six,848. These statistics embrace Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Final week 18 counties entered the inexperienced part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan and all counties are anticipated to be out of the crimson part by June 5.
Pennsylvania Secretary of Well being Dr. Rachel Levine warned residents to not decrease their guard in opposition to the unfold of the illness.
“We have to keep in mind that the risk from COVID-19 has not gone away,” she mentioned. “As counties transfer into the yellow and inexperienced phases, we should take private accountability to guard others. Sporting a masks, persevering with to take care of social distancing, and washing your fingers regularly are all steps we are able to take to assist defend others, together with our most susceptible Pennsylvanians, our important employees and our healthcare system.”
There are 620 sufferers who’ve a constructive serology check and both COVID-19 signs or a high-risk publicity, that are thought-about possible circumstances and never confirmed circumstances, in line with the state. There are 383,111 sufferers who’ve examined damaging thus far.
A lot of the sufferers hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and a lot of the deaths have occurred in sufferers 65 or older. In nursing and private care properties, there are 15,486 resident circumstances of COVID-19, and a pair of,659 circumstances amongst staff, for a complete of 18,145. About 5,455 of Pennsylvania’s whole circumstances are in well being care employees.
Lehigh County is bigger than Northampton County, so it is sensible that county would have extra circumstances of coronavirus. Lehigh County’s whole variety of circumstances went from 3,747 on Saturday to three,765 on Sunday, a rise of 18 circumstances. Northampton County’s whole went from 3,062 circumstances on Saturday to three,083 on Sunday, a rise of 21 circumstances.
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