Thursday, April 9, 2020

Lycoming County COVID-19 cases increase

17 Lycoming COVID-19 cases
Harrisburg, PA-The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 9, that there are 1,989 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 18,228. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases.

As of 18:00 on April 8, 2020, there were 424,945 cases in the U.S, and 1,504,971 worldwide. There have been 14,529 deaths in the U.S. and 87,984 throughout the world. Epidemiological investigations and contact tracing continue throughout the state to determine potential exposure of additional persons. The PA state lab has increased capacity to account for the testing surge.

Commercial and medical system labs are on line and testing for COVID-19. Governor Wolf ordered statewide school closings beginning March 16, 2020. On March 19th, Governor Wolf ordered all non-life sustaining business to close.

On March 25, 2020, PA Legislature passed $50 million in funding to help aid the health care system in providing more medical equipment and supplies and to meet urgent needs of patients and staff. 

On March 28, 2020, the Wolf administration received USDA approval for COVID-19 Disaster Food Distribution. On March 30, 2020, the White House approved a major disaster declaration for PA. 

On April 1, 2020, Governor Wolf expanded the stay-at-home order to include the entire commonwealth. 

On April 3, 2020, Governor Wolf announced that as many people as possible should wear a non-medical or homemade mask when leaving their homes. 

On April 8, 2020, Governor Wolf signed an order to distribute and transfer PPE/medical supplies between medical facilities to provide critical aid to those in need.

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