UPDATED: ACHD Announces Thirty New Cases of Coronavirus

Update: 3/25/2020 3:30 PM

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Held their daily update at 3 pm. Notes from that broadcast are below. You can watch the full stream HERE.

Dr. Levine:

  • COVID-19 Cases have been seen across 44 counties.
  • About 10% of the people who have tested positive have required hospitalization.
  • 120 Pennsylvanians have required hospitalization since March 6th.
    • Thirty-eight of those being hospitalized required ICU treatment.
      • About eighteen of those requiring ICU treatment required a ventilator.
  • PA has approximately 3,400 Intensive Care Beds in the state.
    • Around 40% are still available.
  • Approximately 3,000 ventilators are available across Pennsylvania.
    • Approximately 75% of those are still available.
    • The state is continuing to buy where possible.
  • Before COVID-19 around 1 Million masks were in the state's supply.
    • The state is getting more from the Federal National Supply and also purchasing more.
    • The state is also looking to industries outside healthcare for additional supplies.
  • Important to stay home.
    • Mitigation efforts are essential to help avoid a massive surge of hospitalizations.
  • Stay Calm. Stay Safe. Stay Home
  • There is NO evidence that pets or any animals can transfer COVID-19.
  • Continuing to see exponential growth. New cases double every 2-3 days.

Governor Wolf:

  • Extended current Stay-At-Home order to North Hampton and Lehigh Counties.
  • Need to buy time to allow hospitals to find supplies and to allow currently sick individuals to recover.
  • Looking at cellphone data, PA is at the top of those states practicing social distancing.
  • Gov. Wolf has vowed to save our lives and then save our lively hoods.
  • Announced the CWCA or COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program.
    • Allow loans of up to $100,000 to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees.
    • $60 Million has been set aside for these loans.
    • You can read more about that HERE.
  • Needs every Pennsylvania to step-up and do their part to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
  • Everyone must act as if we already have it and stay home as much as possible. Be sure to practice good hygiene if avoiding others is not possible.
  • The Stay-At-Home order has been issued to areas that have been most affected.

Update: 3/25/2020 12:40 PM

The PA State Department of Health Released updated numbers for the state. There have been 276 additional positive cases of COVID-19 identified. That brings the statewide number to 1,127.

Additionally, there have been four more deaths. The death toll in PA is now 11.

11,193 Pennsylvanians have tested negative.

Breakdown of cases in western Pa :

  • Allegheny: 88
  • Fayette: 4
  • Washington: 10
  • Beaver: 7
  • Butler: 12
  • Lawrence: 1
  • Westmoreland: 16
  • Mercer: 2
  • Greene: 2
  • Armstrong: 1

Orignal Article: 3/25/2020 11:56 AM

The Allegheny County Health Department announced thirty additional cases of #COVID19 in the county. This brings the total to 88 active cases with two deaths. Thirteen of those were hospitalized.

  • Breakdown of cases by age group:
    • 0-4: 1
    • 5-12: 1
    • 13-18: 2
    • 19-24: 15
    • 25-49: 30
    • 50-64: 25
    • 65+: 14
  • Breakdown of cases by gender:
    • Male: 55%
    • Female: 45%
"Residents are encouraged to comply with the Governor’s stay-at-home order in order to slow the spread of the virus in our community."

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