DAILY UPDATE: June 12, 2020 1 PM

STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/12/2020

Total Cases 1 Negative Tests 2 Total Deaths
77,999 488,385 6,162


1 Total case counts include confirmed and probable cases.
2 Negative case data only includes negative PCR tests. Negative case data does not include negative antibody tests.


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/12/2020

Total Cases 77,999
Confirmed Case 75,800
Probable cases by Definition and High-Risk Exposure 2,199


REGIONAL: COVID-19 Cases by County to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/12/2020

County Total Cases * Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 6/11 New deaths since 6/11
10-County Region 3,938 3,711 227 76,496 324 +24
Allegheny 2,065 1,933 132 39,522 171 +10
Armstrong 66 66 1,550 5 +1
Beaver 611 592 19 4,647 75 +1
Butler 256 229 27 4,538 12 +1
Fayette 95 91 4 3,932 4 NA
Greene 30 28 2 951
Indiana 93 85 8 1,714 5 +1
Lawrence 86 78 8 1,809 8
Washington 153 141 12 5,569 6 +2
Westmoreland 483 468 15 12,264 38 +9

* Case counts include confirmed and probable.
Case data from PA-NEDSS.  Death data is a combination of PA-NEDSS and EDRS.


State Coronavirus Updates

  • Wolf Administration Announces New COVID-19 Funding Available for Pennsylvania Counties: Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that new funding is available to 60 Pennsylvania counties under the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020061179.HTM
  • Department of Human Services Issues Request for Application for Regional Response Health Collaboration Program: The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced a Request for Applications (RFA) for its new Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP). The RRHCP is designed to directly support COVID-19 readiness and response in long-term residential care facilities, improve infection prevention, and facilitate continuity of care and other services provided by long-term care facilities in a manner that mitigates risk of spread of COVID-19 to staff or residents. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020061173.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Outlines Impacts of Ending Disaster Declaration: the Wolf Administration outlined the potential impact of ending the March 6 disaster declaration while clarifying that the legislature cannot end it unilaterally. The disaster declaration aids in speeding up the state’s response to the pandemic and provides protections for businesses, workers and residents. Importantly, ending the disaster declaration would not end any orders issued by the Secretary of Health that set guidelines for business operations. Read more: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-outlines-impacts-of-ending-disaster-declaration/


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Department of Health
    • Of the 2,065 cases in Allegheny County, 1,933 are confirmed and 132 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 355 past or present hospitalizations (+1). All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 84 being the median age of those who have died.
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority
    • The URA board voted to approve a new Small Business Recovery Fund, seeded with $5 million from a mix of community block grant funds, private resources and other local, state and federal funding. The fund provides low-interest loans up to $75,000 — at no interest for the first year and 2 percent for the life of the loan — for a term of seven years.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • U.S. Senate
    • Some Senate Finance Committee members are studying a proposal that would allow corporations to claim a bevy of federal tax credits in 2020 that they would otherwise be ineligible to receive until future years, according to four people with knowledge of internal deliberations. Powerful members of Washington’s business lobby, including the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are asking lawmakers to include the tax change in the next congressional legislation being taken up to combat the novel coronavirus, these people said. Under current law, corporations are generally not allowed to claim federal tax credits if the credits exceed their overall tax liability, meaning they cannot receive more from the government than they pay in. If corporations cannot claim their federal tax credits, they can roll them into future years. The current proposal being discussed by several Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee would void that limit, allowing businesses to “cash out” on all their credits this year.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • Early in the coronavirus pandemic, public health experts singled out prisons and jails as severe outbreak risks, prompting calls to release inmates to mitigate its spread. Those warnings proved prescient. Eight of the 10 largest clusters of the novel coronavirus in the United States are now in jails and correctional facilities, according to data compiled by the New York Times. New peer-reviewed research, published in the journal Health Affairs, shows that those outbreaks have ripple effects that extend far beyond institutional walls. As of mid-April, the study found, nearly 16 percent of coronavirus infections in Illinois could be linked to a single source: the Cook County Jail in Chicago. The authors say the data highlight how the punitive U.S. criminal justice system — with its particular reliance on arrest and incarceration — is a risk factor that makes everyone in the country more vulnerable to a pandemic. In contrast to prisons, which typically house long-term inmates serving out their punishment, most jail stays are brief: The majority of jail inmates are accused, but not convicted, individuals awaiting their day in court. As a result, there is considerable “cycling” between jails and the communities around them. People are arrested, housed temporarily in cramped conditions highly conducive to the spread of infectious-disease and then either released back into the community or sent on to other detention centers to serve out their sentences. Staffers who make daily trips between jail facilities and their homes represent another possible vector of community spread.
  • According to CNN, as of 12:45pm on Friday, June 12, 2020, there are 113,924 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,029,037 total positive cases in the United States.