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Posted 6:08 p.m.
Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni reported an additional COVID-19-related two deaths since earlier today, which brings the county's total to 72. Of the additional two deaths, one was an 85-year-old man who died at a nursing home and the other was an 86-year-old woman who died at a hospital, Diamantoni said.
Posted 5:26 p.m.
On Wednesday, Pennsylvania officials implemented new rules aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in businesses still offering in-person service.
These new rules include mandating every customer and employee to wear masks and taking every employees' temperature if a worker has tested positive for COVID-19.
For additional information, refer to the press release below.
Posted 2:53 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., Gov. Wolf and Dr. Levine addressed the media at their daily COVID-19 press conference. Watch the full video below.
Posted 2:31 p.m.
Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced the creation of a COVID-19 Response Task Force for Health Disparity which will help communicate the issues with how the pandemic is affecting Pennsylvania's minority communities.
Posted 1:01 p.m.
As of noon, Lancaster County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni confirmed with a reporter that the county is now up to 70 deaths.
Posted 11:48 a.m.
As of Wednesday morning, Pennsylvania has 26,490 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The Department of Health has also confirmed that there are 647 COVID-19 deaths.
Lancaster County has seen 914 cases and 29 deaths, according to the department of health.
The Lancaster County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni confirmed with a reporter yesterday that Lancaster County has actually seen 61 deaths relating to COVID-19.
As of today, 111,094 Pa. residents have tested negative for COVID-19.
Posted 7:02 a.m.
As of Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania has seen 25,345 cases of COVID-19, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Of those, 865 live in Lancaster County.
The state has also reported 584 deaths as a result of COVID-19 complications. Lancaster County is reported to make up 26 of those deaths, according to the department of health.
Dr. Stephen Diamantoni confirmed with an LNP | LancasterOnline reporter last night that the county is actually up to 61 deaths.
So far, 108,286 Pa. residents have tested negative for COVID-19.
What to know for today
- The backlog for unemployment claims in Pennsylvania is staggering. One man is at "28 days and counting" waiting for his benefits to go through.
- Lancaster colleges and universities are receiving about $23.5 million; about $11.7 million will go to students. Pa's state schools, overall, are expected to take a $70 million to $100 million hit this spring semester.
- Lancaster County is hiring a COVID-19 adviser in response to a potential surge of cases in Philadelphia.
- State police are saying they have no hate crime investigations relating to COVID-19 pending as of now, but urges people to report crimes if they happen.
- Blessings of Hope, a food distribution center in Leola, is running low on food because of COVID-19.
- You don't have to be productive today. It's okay to take a break for yourself.
- Lanternflies are going to hatch soon; their patterns won't change even if everyone is indoors due to COVID-19.
- A Lititz man, who has released over 75 albums, came out with a COVID-19 song called "World War COVID-19."