One month of COVID19

A man wearing a mask rides a bike down Queen Street, Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Editor's note: This story will update throughout the day. Be sure to check back for the latest updates.

Gov. Tom Wolf extended the stay-at-home orders for restricted "red" counties until June 4. Do you agree with the decision?

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Posted 6:12 p.m.

County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni has confirmed with a reporter Friday afternoon that the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the county has reached 225, three more than the number reported earlier on Friday.


Posted 4:26 p.m.

The Pa. Department of Health will not hold any briefings on COVID-19 updates this weekend, according to their social media accounts. 

New data will still be updated on the DOH's website at noon on Saturday and Sunday.


Posted 1:22 p.m.

County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni confirmed with a reporter Friday afternoon that the county is up to 222 COVID-19 deaths. This is up from yesterday's total of 217.

Four of the five latest deaths happened in nursing homes, and one occurred in a hospital.


Posted 11:51 a.m.

Pennsylvania now has 54,238 cases of COVID-19 and 3,616 deaths, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Lancaster County has 2,122 cases and 165 deaths, according to the state department of health.

Lancaster County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni confirmed Thursday evening that the county has actually seen 217 deaths.

To date, 216,231 Pa. residents have tested negative for COVID-19.


Posted 7:26 a.m.

As of Thursday morning, Pennsylvania has 52,915 cases of COVID-19 and 3,416 deaths, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

The state department reports that Lancaster has 2,070 cases and 161 deaths.

County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni confirmed with a reporter Thursday night that Lancaster County has seen 217 deaths.

So far, 209,873 state residents have tested negative for COVID-19.


What to know for today

- Gov. Tom Wolf will announce a second wave of counties that will progress from "red" to "yellow" Friday, he said during a news conference Thursday. As Wolf announces which counties will be included, the first wave of 24 counties will enter the "yellow" stage tomorrow, including: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren counties.

Gov. Wolf's stay-at-home order will extend to June 4 for the counties remaining in the red phase. At 12:01 a.m. Friday, 24 counties shifted to the yellow phase.

- Nursing homes have released data about which facilities in Lancaster County have seen deaths.

- Lancaster is moving closer to key criteria that will put it in the yellow phase. 


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