Editor's note: This article will be updated throughout the day with the latest COVID-19 news in Pennsylvania.
Posted 3:57 p.m.
According to Lancaster County coroner Dr. Diamantoni, the death toll in the county has risen to 255, the newest death coming from a nursing home.
Posted 12:19 p.m.
The Pa. Department of Health has reported that the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 61,611, 989 more cases than Friday's count.
The death tool in the state has also risen to 4,403, 61 more than Friday's count.
Posted 8:50 a.m.
As of Saturday morning, the total cases in Pennsylvania have reached 60,622, according to the Pa. Department of Health. The DOH has also reported 4,342 total COVID-19 related deaths.
Lancaster County coroner Dr. Diamantoni has confirmed with an LNP | LancasterOnline reporter that the death toll in the county is at 254.
What to know for today
- Lancaster County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni's office provided the following list of COVID-19 deaths associated with nursing homes as of Friday, May 15, 2020. The coroner also confirmed that there have been 11 more COVID-19 cases in nursing homes since Monday, May 11.
- As of Thursday, the county had tested 2.40% of its population, which is nearly identical to the statewide average of 2.43%. Lancaster ranks 18th among counties and middle-of-the-pack among the counties it borders.
- On Friday, Dr. Diamantoni reported that there were no new COVID-19 related deaths, marking the first day in 43 days that the coroner didn't report a single coronavirus death.