STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/17/20

Positive Cases Negative Tests Total Deaths
29,441 117,932 756



STATE: Cases by Age Range to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/17/20

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



STATE: Hospitalization Rates by Age Range to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/17/20

Age Range Cases
0-29 1.9%
30-49 4.8%
50-64 9.2%
65-79 20.4%
80+ 21.5%



REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/17/20

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases
since 4/16
New deaths
since 4/16
10-County Region 1,832 20,652 90 +57 +8
Allegheny 947 10,199 43 +22 +5
Armstrong 32 424 2 +1
Beaver 178 1,478 15 +10 +1
Butler 157 1,682 5 +3
Fayette 66 1,263 3 +6
Greene 24 299 0
Indiana 45 390 3 +1 +1
Lawrence 59 490 5 +4
Washington 75 1,320 1 +2
Westmoreland 249 3,107 13 +9



State Coronavirus Updates

  • Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate At 6.0 Percent in March: Friday, April 17, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for March 2020. The March unemployment and jobs surveys collected data that referenced the week from March 8 – 14 before many necessary coronavirus (COVID-19) – related business and school closures occurred in the second half of the month. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020041797.HTM.
  • Wolf: Emergency SNAP Benefit Distribution to Begin Friday, April 17, Local Feeding Programs Available: Governor Tom Wolf announced on Friday, April 17 that the Department of Human Services (DHS) will begin emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit issuance today in line with the federal government’s interpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Read more: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-emergency-snap-benefit-distribution-to-begin-today-local-feeding-programs-available/ .
  • Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 1,706 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 29,441: The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed on Friday, April 17 as of 12:00 a.m., April 17, that there are 1,706 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 29,441. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The department also reported 49 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 756. 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/2020/2020041779.HTM.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • White House
    • President Trump announced a series of guidelines to help states reopen when the worst of the coronavirus threat has passed. Under the guidelines, if a state records a 14-day decrease in cases and is able to return hospitals to pre-crisis conditions, then social distancing measures recommended by the CDC can be lifted. Ultimately, governors still decide when and how states reopen. More governors seem to be getting behind coalition-style plans. Seven Midwestern governors from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky announced they will work together to reopen their economies.
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
    • Glitches prevent $1,200 stimulus checks from reaching millions of Americans. Several million people who filed their taxes via H&R Block, TurboTax and other popular services were unable to get their payments. Some parents reported they didn’t get the $500 promised for their dependent children. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has instructed the Internal Revenue Service to get payments out as fast as possible to help offset the pain of losing jobs and shutting down businesses, but numerous glitches — affecting filers who used tax preparers, parents of dependent children and people with 2019 tax returns still to be processed — are delaying payments and causing confusion.


National Coronavirus Updates

According to CNN, as of 1:00 p.m. on Friday April 17, 2020, 33,898 individuals have died from the coronavirus in the United States.