Washington County COVID-19 Cases Still Climbing
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Saturday that there are 813 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 118,092. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. There are 7,313 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 16 new deaths. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,944 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,143 cases among employees, for a total of 24,087 at 876 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,975 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. Approximately 8,620 of our total cases are amongst health care workers. A county breakdown can be found here. Washington County added 8 new cases for a total of 829. The county death total remains at 12. Allegheny County continues to see an increase in its numbers. With the addition of 87 new cases, 9 new hospitalizations and new death, their total now stands at 8,796. Greene County added two new cases, bringing their total to 114 with one death. Across the United States, more than four-point-eight-million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded and more than one-hundred and sixty-thousand people have died. Washington County is now in the “green phase” of Governor Tom Wolf’s reopening plan. The stay at home order is lifted but groups are limited to no more than 250 people. Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Levine remind residents that mask wearing is MANDATORY in all businesses in the green phases of reopening and residents are REQUIRED to wear a facial covering in public places. Employees of those businesses are REQUIRED to wear a mask as well. Gov. Wolf and Secretary Levine said people do not need the N95 respirator masks or surgical masks. A simple cloth mask or even a bandanna across your nose and mouth can work to help protect people from each other. The Department of Health posted guidance on masks on its website.