STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/27/20

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
42,050 161,372 1,597

Total case counts include confirmed and probable cases.


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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/27/20

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 38%
50-64 28%
65+ 26%


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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/27/20

Age Range Cases
0-29 2%
30-49 5%
50-64 10%
65-79 19%
80+ 19%


REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 4/27/20

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 4/26 New deaths since 4/26
10-County Region 2,542 28,774 167 +46 +6
Allegheny 1,224 14,765 79 +13 +6
Armstrong 47 606 2 +1
Beaver 387 1,898 46 +21
Butler 170 2,041 6
Fayette 79 1,648 4
Greene 25 393 0
Indiana 63 598 4
Lawrence 63 667 5 +2
Washington 107 1,970 2 +6
Westmoreland 377 4,188 19 +3



State Coronavirus Updates

  • Wolf Calls for Mandated Race and Ethnicity Data Collection and Increased Testing Amid COVID-19: On a call today Monday April 27 with reporters and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman about the newly formed Health Disparity Task Force, Governor Tom Wolf called for COVID-19 health care providers and medical facilities conducting tests to follow the Department of Health’s mandate to include race and ethnicity data in demographics provided to the department with COVID-19 test results. He also asked for more robust, free and accessible testing for minority and vulnerable populations. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020042773.HTM.
  • Governor Announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities to Help Pennsylvanians Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health: To ensure that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today Monday April 27 announced that the Wolf Administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020042763.HTM.
  • In-person graduation events likely won’t be in the cards for the Class of 2020, Pa. Health secretary says: Pennsylvania will start its phased reopening plan amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 8, but it’s unlikely that the state will reach a point where in-person high school and college graduations can be held, Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Monday April 27. Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/04/in-person-graduation-events-likely-wont-be-in-the-cards-for-the-class-of-2020-pa-health-secretary-says.html.
  • health secretary announces guidance to resume elective surgeries released: Health Secretary Rachel Levine said during her daily briefing that guidance was released today Monday April 27 for hospitals and other facilities in the state to resume elective surgeries. Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/04/pa-health-secretary-to-give-april-27-update-about-coronavirus-live.html.
  • State will use smartphones to help with contact tracing of COVID-19: The Apple and Android devices of people with COVID-19 will be used, at least voluntarily, to help state officials in its effort to prevent the virus from spreading as more of Pennsylvania will open up. See attached.
  • Secretary of Health Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am Monday April 27, there are 885 new positive cases; 42,050 positive cases now statewide in all 67 counties.
    • 2,394 are healthcare workers tested positive and are in 441 nursing homes and/or long-term living facilities.
    • 2,799 have been hospitalized; 615 of those hospitalized require the use of a ventilator or breathing machine.
    • As of 12 pm Monday April 27, 47% hospital beds, 40% ICU beds and 70% ventilators are still available
    • 1,597 deaths are adults who tested positive.


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Construction in Pittsburgh Resuming Friday
    • Pittsburgh will allow construction projects to begin in the city starting on Friday May 1under protocols established by the state and construction industry, the Mayor’s Office announced Monday April 27. Gov. Tom Wolf last month shuttered most construction projects to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The governor last week announced that all businesses in the construction industry could resume operations Friday.

Pittsburgh issued the following guidance for the construction industry:

  • All permit holders who suspended work must submit new dates prior to resuming construction by emailing DOMIpermits@pittsburghpa.gov with the permit number and anticipated restart date.
  • Applications for permits to work in city rights of way can be found here.
  • All permit applications received after May 6 or with a planned start date later than May 24 will be processed through the OneStopPGH website and under a fee schedule that can be found here.
  • Enforcement of “no parking” signs is limited because of the pandemic. Applicants utilizing authorized signs should review additional online guidelines found here.
  • Temporary COVID-19 procedures can be found here and should be regularly checked for updates.
  • Inspection requests will only be accepted through the OneStopPGH website.
  • Permits will begin to be issued Friday May 1. Processing could take several business days because of a backlog.
  • Tutorials on using OneStopPGH can be found here.
  • City Council
    • Pittsburgh would ban discrimination based on a person’s citizenship or immigration status under legislation City Council is scheduled to introduce on Tuesday April 28. Councilwoman Erika Strassburger, the sponsor, said the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission has experienced an uptick of discrimination complaints since the coronavirus pandemic began. The complaints contend people have been denied housing or service at businesses because their perceived immigration or citizenship status. She said people are using the pandemic as a reason to deny people housing or services. Mayor Bill Peduto will join the Human Relations Commission and other city officials Tuesday morning for a virtual press conference to discuss the bill.

Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • U.S. House of Representatives
    • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday April 27 that Congress might need to consider offering guaranteed income to some Americans to help the country recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Her comments came as House Democrats push forward to unveil a major new economic rescue bill in coming days. Democrats want to boost aid for cities and states, increase funding for nutrition assistance and raise financial support for individual Americans. The emerging Democratic bill is certain to run into opposition from most Senate Republicans, and could set off a fierce ideological and partisan battle about how much further the federal government should go in its response to the novel coronavirus as the nation’s economy reels heading into the election.
  • U.S. Senate
    • The Senate will return on Monday, May 4 after an extended recess amid the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced. The GOP leader said the Senate will “modify” its routines but will not try to legislate long-distance anymore. “We will honor our constitutional duty to the American people and conduct critical business in person,” he said.