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Gov. Tom Wolf extended the stay-at-home orders for restricted "red" counties until June 4. Do you agree with the decision?
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.
#COVID19 Update (as of 5/8/20 at 12:00 am):• 1,323 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 54,238 total cases statewide • 3,616 deaths statewide• 216,321 patients tested negative to dateCounty-specific information + statewide map: https://t.co/7pzosEXhEX— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) May 8, 2020
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.