covid-19 half didn't know close contact tracing social distancing

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention posted this on Facebook June 30, 2020, with the message: "A survey of confirmed COVID-19 patients found that more than half of the respondents could not identify having contact with a person who had COVID-19. You can take steps to protect yourself and slow the spread.

• Limit close contact with people who aren’t in your household

• Wear a cloth face covering in public

• Wash your hands frequently

Learn more at: bit.ly/MMWR63020."

Editor's note: This story will be updated throughout the day.


Posted 8:14 p.m.

According to Lancaster County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni, the number of COVID-19 related deaths has increased to 347, one additional death from Tuesday's count. 

The latest death occurred in a nursing home. 


Posted 3:14 p.m.

According to Gov. Tom Wolf, his administration will be expanding their business safety order that was signed in April by Dr. Rachel Levine. The order required people to wear masks in businesses.

Now, the new order signed under Dr. Levine's authority under the Disease Prevention and Control Act will require people to wear masks whenever they leave their home. The order will take effect immediately.

To view the full press release from Gov. Wolf, click here


Posted 12:43 p.m.

Pennsylvania now has 87,242 total cases of COVID-19 to date, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The state has also reported 6,687 total deaths from COVID-19.

Lancaster County has seen 4,464 total cases and 364 total COVID-19 deaths to date, according to the state's department of health.

To date, 689,562 Pa. residents have tested negative for COVID-19.


Posted 7:01 a.m.

As of Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania has seen 86,606 positive cases of COVID-19 to date, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

The state also reported 6,649 total deaths from COVID-19.

Lancaster County saw 4,442 total positive cases to date, as well as 356 total virus-related deaths, according to the state's department of health.

The Lancaster County coroner's office says that the county has actually seen 346 deaths: an increase of five deaths from yesterday's total of 341.

To date, 677,581 Pa. residents have tested negative for COVID-19.


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