After weeks of COVID-19 cases, Russian doctor craves quiet

In this photo taken on Friday, May 15, 2020, Dr. Osman Osmanov, right, and Dr. Konstantin Glebov, center left, and Dr. Vitaly Mushkin perform tracheal intubation of a coronavirus patient on artificial lung respiration at an intensive care unit of the Filatov City Clinical Hospital in Moscow, Russia. Moscow accounts for about half of all of Russia's coronavirus cases, a deluge that strains the city's hospitals and has forced Osmanov to to work every day for the past two months, sometimes for 24 hours in a row.

Editor's note: This article will be updated throughout the day with the latest news regarding COVID-19.



Posted 1:48 p.m.

According to Lancaster County coroner Dr. Diamantoni, the COVID-19 death toll has risen to 280, two more than the count given to LNP | LancasterOnline on Friday.

Both of the additional deaths occurred in nursing homes.


Posted 12:04 p.m.

According to the Pa. Department of Health, the number of positive cases in the state has risen from 66,258 on Friday to 66,983 today. The death toll in the state has also surpassed 5,000, rising from 4,984 on Friday to 5,096 today.

For a full breakdown of the COVID-19 stats, visit the DOH's website. 


Posted 9:58 a.m.

The Pa. Department of Health will not hold any press briefings to reveal new COVID-19 numbers over Memorial Day Weekend. They will continue to post the new counts at noon daily Saturday through Monday.

The next briefing will be on Tuesday, May 26.


Posted 8:40 a.m.

As of Saturday morning, the Pa. Department of Health has reported 66,258 positive cases, along with 4,984 total deaths.

According to Lancaster County coroner Dr. Diamantoni, the death toll in the county has reached 278 as of Friday afternoon.


What to know for today:

- On Friday, Gov. Wolf announced that every Pa. county will move to the 'yellow' reopening phase starting on June 5. 17 counties will move from 'yellow' to 'green' next week.

- Gov. Wolf also released guidance for Summer camps and and recreation on Friday. Click here to read to full press release from Gov. Wolf's office.

- The Pennsylvania Department of Health says people who have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies — and who also had symptoms of COVID-19 or a high-risk exposure to the virus — are being added to the state’s running tally of infections.

- The federal government on Friday began distributing $238 million in emergency aid to Pennsylvania nursing homes that have been hit especially hard by the virus.


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