STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/16/20

Positive Cases Negative Tests Total Deaths
27,735 113,735 707



STATE: Cases and Hospitalizations by Age Range per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/16/20

Age Range Cases Hospitalizations
0-4 <1% <1%
5-12 <1% <1%
13-18 1% <1%
19-24 6% 1%
25-49 40% 19%
50-64 29% 29%
65+ 23% 51%



REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/16/20

County Cases Deaths New Cases Since 4/15 New Deaths Since 4/15
10-County Region: 1,775 82 +47 +15
Allegheny: 925 38 +21 +12
Armstrong: 32 1 +3
Beaver: 168 14 +10
Butler: 154 5 +4
Fayette: 60 3 +2
Greene: 24 0 +1
Indiana: 44 2 +1 +1
Lawrence: 55 5
Washington: 73 1 +2
Westmoreland: 240 13 +3 +2



State Coronavirus Updates

  • Bank of America Joins ‘PA CARE Package’ Initiative: Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Thursday, April 16 that Bank of America has agreed to join the ‘PA CARE Package’, Pennsylvania’s consumer relief initiative. By joining these efforts, Bank of America, along with the Office of Attorney General, will ensure Pennsylvania consumers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for additional economic relief. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020041689.HTM.
  • FEMA Making Over $3 Million Available to Pennsylvania for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Grant: S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced on Thursday, April 16 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making over $3 million available to Pennsylvania to assist in efforts to combat COVID-19. The CARES Actauthorized an additional $100 million to FEMA’s Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG). Through this grant program, FEMA will award funding to support planning and operational readiness for COVID-19 preparedness and response; development of tools and strategies for prevention, preparedness, and response; and ongoing communication and coordination among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners throughout the response. Additional information is available here.
  • Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 1,245 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 27,735: The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed on Thursday, April 16 as of 12:00 a.m., April 16, that there are 1,245 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 27,735. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The department also reported 60 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 707. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020041681.HTM.


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • City of Pittsburgh
    • Mayor William Peduto will address the City of Pittsburgh’s response to COVID-19 on Thursday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Allegheny County
    • Rite Aid Pharmacies are joining the effort to help Western Pennsylvanians get tested for covid-19.Starting Thursday, April 16 the Rite Aid at 4111 William Penn Highway in Monroeville will begin drive-up testing by appointment for people showing possible symptoms of the highly contagious coronavirus disease.  The person being tested must remain in his or her vehicle at the Rite Aid parking lot and take a self-administered nasal swab overseen by pharmacists.  Testing will be available via scheduled appointments 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.  The Monroeville pharmacy expects it to conduct more than 200 tests per day.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • White House
    • The president is set to issue new federal guidelines on social distancing on Thursday, April 16 in a bid to move the country closer to reopening for business, even as public health officials, governors, and business leaders warned that it was far too early for any widespread return to public life due to persistent testing supply shortfalls. Although capacity has improved in recent weeks, supply shortages remain crippling, and many regions are still restricting tests to people who meet specific criteria. The guidelines, meant to speed the president’s goal of restarting a moribund economy, won’t be mandatory and the ultimate decisions on how and when to open will fall to individual governors, many of whom have already extended restrictions into May. But the president, eager to see a return to normalcy for housebound Americans, wants to provide at least a framework for how places can reopen despite warnings from all corners that testing capacity for coronavirus is still too small.  He is planning to brief the governors of all 50 US states on the new guidelines during a 3 p.m. ET teleconference.
  • Small Business Administration
    • The Paycheck Protection Program – a $349 billion emergency small business lending program for small businesses – maxed out on the morning of Thursday, April 16 and stopped accepting claims. Negotiations on Capitol Hill have yet to generate a path forward to replenish the money.   Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Democrats will reconvene Thursday to try and reach agreement on a package that will immediately increase funding for the program. Republicans and Democrats say more action is needed to build on the massive $2 trillion economic rescue law passed just three weeks ago, but they cannot agree on what to do.
  • S. Department of Education
    • S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that nearly $3 billion will quickly be made available to governors to ensure education continues for students of all ages impacted by the coronavirus national emergency. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is an extraordinarily flexible “emergency block grant” designed to enable governors to decide how best to meet the needs of students, schools (including charter schools and non-public schools), postsecondary institutions, and other education-related organizations.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:00 p.m. on Thursday April 16, 2020, 31,015 individuals have died from the coronavirus in the United States.
  • Washington, DC has extended its stay-at-home order to May 15th.
  • Pennsylvania closed all its state-owned liquor stores in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, so residents started driving to neighboring states to get their alcohol.  Now Ohio and West Virginia have put a stop to that. Shoppers in six counties (Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Jefferson and Belmont) along the Pennsylvania border can buy liquor in person only if they have a valid Ohio photo ID or a valid active-duty military photo ID.  Three counties in West Virginia without a West Virginia state-issued ID from buying liquor are Brooke, Hancock and Monongalia Counties.