The variety of new coronavirus instances went up by 511 on Sunday, in keeping with the most recent info launched by the Pennsylvania Division of Well being on Could 31, 2020. The full variety of COVID-19 instances statewide now stands at 71,926.
Each county in Pennsylvania has at the 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 instances 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 section of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan and all counties are anticipated to be out of the crimson section 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 menace from COVID-19 has not gone away,” she stated. “As counties transfer into the yellow and inexperienced phases, we should take private accountability to guard others. Carrying a masks, persevering with to keep up social distancing, and washing your arms ceaselessly 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 optimistic serology take a look at and both COVID-19 signs or a high-risk publicity, that are thought-about possible instances and never confirmed instances, in keeping with the state. There are 383,111 sufferers who’ve examined unfavourable thus far.
Many 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 houses, there are 15,486 resident instances of COVID-19, and a pair of,659 instances amongst workers, for a complete of 18,145. About 5,455 of Pennsylvania’s complete instances are in well being care employees.
Lehigh County is bigger than Northampton County, so it is smart that county would have extra instances of coronavirus. Lehigh County’s complete variety of instances went from 3,747 on Saturday to three,765 on Sunday, a rise of 18 instances. Northampton County’s complete went from 3,062 instances on Saturday to three,083 on Sunday, a rise of 21 instances.
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