Coronavirus News & Updates

4/16/2021

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COVID Cases Across Pennsylvania – Including Washington, Allegheny & Greene Counties
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Friday that over the past twenty-four-hours, there were 5,650 new cases of the coronavirus reported, bringing the statewide total to 1,098,502.  County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.  Pennsylvania reported 56 new deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 25,622.  In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,063 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,565 cases among employees, for a total of 84,628 at 1,586 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported, 13,026 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.  Approximately 27,149 of our total cases are among health care workers.  Washington County added 71 new infections for a total of 16,234 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. The county’s death toll rose by one for a total of 284.  Allegheny County added 491 new cases for a total of 93,279 confirmed and probable infections.  The county’s death toll increased by three for a total of 1,831.  Greene County added 12 new COVID cases, bringing the countywide total to 3,066 confirmed and probable cases.  The county’s death toll remains at 38.  To date, over six-point-eight-million Pennsylvania residents have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.  Across the United States, COVID-19 cases have now surpassed thirty-one-point-four-million and more than five-hundred-and-sixty-four-thousand people have died.

*Under the new guidelines issued by the CDC, Pennsylvania residents who are fully vaccinated may now visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing, visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing and refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic.

The state’s mask mandate in businesses is still REQUIRED – EVEN IF FULLY VACCINATED.  Consistent mask-wearing and hand-washing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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