Additional Information

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has been posting daily statistics about the number of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.  This information is typically updated daily on the Department's website after 12:00 PM.  You can see information on the total number in Pennsylvania as well as a breakdown of individuals by county.  The data has become more robust recently including statistical comparisons according to gender, race and a breakdown by region..  A report is now posted to show nursing home and personal care home data pertaining to COVID-19.  We review this information every day hoping to see that the growth of positive cases slow down but also to put our situation in perspective.  While we tend to fret about the continued growth of positive cases, the daily growth has slowed a bit.  I also find hope in the volume of negative results compared to the positive cases.  Today, there are 117,735 individuals in PA who have tested negative compared to 27,735 that have tested positive.

I look forward to the day when we see the number of positive cases decline.  Until then, we all must take precautions to protect ourselves and our families.  Please wear a mask when in public.  This virus is a silent enemy that hides within non-symptomatic people.  That is why it is so hard to prevent the spread.  The only way to protect yourself is to stay home as much as you can, only going out when you need to.  Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.

We want you to stay healthy.  We miss seeing you every day and look forward to the day we can resume life as normal again.


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