Editor's note: This article will be updated throughout the day with the latest news surrounding COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
Wearing a cloth face mask CORRECTLY can help prevent spread of #COVID19 to others:✅ be sure it covers your nose + mouth✅ be sure you can breathe through it✅ wash hands before putting mask on✅ wash hands after removing mask✅ wash mask after each use pic.twitter.com/MwQgLjjUFj— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) May 9, 2020
Posted 12:30 p.m.
Lancaster County coroner Dr. Diamantoni confirmed with an LNP | LancasterOnline reporter that the death toll of COVID-19 related deaths in the county has risen to 233, five more than yesterday's count.
All five victims passed away at a nursing home.
Posted 12:06 p.m.
According to the Pa. Department of Health, the number of positive cases in the state has risen to 56,611, 1,295 more than Saturday's count.
The death toll in the state has risen to 3,707, 19 more than Saturday's count.
For a full breakdown of the COVID-10 statistics in Pennsylvania, click here.
Posted 11:15 a.m.
Lancaster County officials have sent a letter to Gov. Wolf requesting that Lancaster County be allowed to transition from the "red designation" to the "yellow designation" in the reopening process.
Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons tweeted this as confirmation:
Please read and share this letter from Lancaster County elected officials to the Governor! pic.twitter.com/coqROoXpQH— Commissioner Josh Parsons (@CommissionerJP) May 10, 2020
Posted 8:44 a.m.
As of Sunday morning, the Pa. Department of Health has reported 55,316 total positive cases in the state. They've also reported a total of 3,688 COVID-19 related deaths.
What to know for today:
On Saturday, Lancaster County coroner Dr. Diamantoni confirmed with an LNP | LancasterOnline reporter that the death toll in the county has risen to 228.
- Gov. Wolf announced 13 western Pennsylvania counties will begin the reopening process next week. The 13 counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland, Wolf said.
- After Gov. Wolf informed the public of the 13 counties that will begin the reopening process, a handful of counties have requested that they reopen as well. These counties include York, Lebanon, Dauphin and Adams.