STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/22/20

Positive Cases Negative Tests Total Deaths
35,684 136,272 1,622



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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/22/20

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 39%
50-64 28%
65+ 25%



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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/22/20

Age Range Cases
0-29 2%
30-49 5%
50-64 9%
65-79 19%
80+ 20%



REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/22/20

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases
since 4/21
New deaths
since 4/21
10-County Region 2,207 23,925 165 +59 +12
Allegheny 1,088 11,959 74 +29 +7
Armstrong 39 505 2 +1
Beaver 317 1,638 47 +14 +4
Butler 164 1,876 7 +2 +1
Fayette 70 1,394 3 +1
Greene 25 347 0
Indiana 56 459 4 +1
Lawrence 61 550 6 +1
Washington 87 1,616 2 +1
Westmoreland 300 3,581 20 +9



Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • In Allegheny County, 1,088 people have tested positive for the virus and 74 people have died. It should be noted that some Pittsburgh ZIP codes do not include the city and instead represent suburban municipalities. The New Kensington ZIP covers parts of Plum — the city of New Kensington is in Westmoreland County.  The ZIP code with the greatest number of confirmed cases is 15044, which is Gibsonia, with 73 confirmed cases. Of areas with a Pittsburgh ZIP code, 15207 had the most, with 58 cases. The area roughly aligns with the neighborhood of Hazelwood. Pittsburgh ZIP codes account for about 560 of the county’s cases, not accounting for data that has been redacted.  Below are the cases by ZIP code in Allegheny County. For complete COVID-19 cases by zip code in Allegheny County, please see attachment or visit: https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/here-are-the-zip-codes-in-allegheny-county-with-the-most-coronavirus-cases/

Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • White House
    • President Trump plans to “move swiftly” to expand his use of the Defense Production Act to boost private production of critical medical supplies, both for the current pandemic and to prepare for future crises, said White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. Navarro, who identified himself as the administration’s “DPA Policy Coordinator,” said the less coercive portions of the broad war-era act could be useful in incentivizing private companies to bolster their supply lines and mass produce key equipment needed for the coronavirus response.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • The United States Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday April 22 that it would increase its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by 40% to assist families struggling in light of coronavirus layoffs and financial insecurity.  Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an increase of $2 billion per month for the food-assistance program.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • The Trump administration announced a plan Wednesday April 22 to start paying hospitals and doctors who care for uninsured patients with coronavirus, but Democratic lawmakers and health industry groups are likely to press for more.  Under the approach detailed by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, hospitals and doctors would submit their bills directly to the government and they would get paid at Medicare rates.  Uninsured people would not be liable for costs, and health care providers would not have to ask any questions about a patient’s immigration status, an issue that’s been cited as a barrier to care in communities with many foreign-born residents.

National Coronavirus Updates

  • As of 3:30 pm, CNN reports 45,950 COVID-19 deaths and 826,248 total positive coronavirus cases, an increase of 797 deaths and 906 total positive coronavirus cases, respectively, as reported earlier today at 12:30 pm.
  • National Economy – There’s growing consensus among economists and epidemiologists that the recovery period from the deadly coronavirus is going to be long — and bumpy. Hopes of a quick bounce back for the economy — dubbed a V-shaped recovery — have faded. Even as parts of the nation reopen, many Americans will be afraid to venture out, and it looks increasingly likely that restaurants, stadiums and yoga classes are going to be operating at partial capacity, at best, for a while. What isn’t getting as much attention is the possibility of a W-shaped recovery, the scary scenario when the economy starts looking better and then there’s a second downturn later this year or next. The “W” could be triggered by reopening the economy too quickly and seeing a second spike in deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Something else could also cause a “W” pattern: A wave of bankruptcies and defaults later this year. As companies go belly up, a domino effect ensues: Workers aren’t rehired, suppliers aren’t paid, and fear rises about who will be next to fall.