DAILY UPDATE: June 23, 2020 1 PM

STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/23/2020

Total Cases 1 Negative Tests 2 Total Deaths
82,696 596,407 6,464


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 6/23/2020

Total Cases 82,696
Confirmed Case 80,347
Probable cases by Definition and High-Risk Exposure 2,349


REGIONAL: COVID-19 Cases by County to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/23/2020

County Total Cases * Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 6/22 New deaths since 6/22
10-County Region 4,264 4,016 248 91,244 338 +36 +1
Allegheny 2,239 2,100 139 47,186 179 +19
Armstrong 70 70 0 1,800 6 +1
Beaver 630 610 20 5,347 78 +5 +1
Butler 273 241 32 5,397 13 +2
Fayette 104 99 5 4,492 4
Greene 35 33 2 1,134 0
Indiana 98 90 8 2,175 5
Lawrence 92 82 10 2,257 9
Washington 171 158 13 6,808 6 +3
Westmoreland 552 533 19 14,648 38 +6

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


REGIONAL: COVID-19 Cases Associated with
Nursing Homes and Personal Care Homes to Date

per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 6/23/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 86 1,115 250
Allegheny 42 528 136
Armstrong 2 8 7
Beaver 3 392 43
Butler 9 17 12
Fayette 2 4 2
Indiana 5 15 5
Lawrence 2 0 2
Washington 6 8 3
Westmoreland 15 143 40


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Department of Health
    • Of the 2,239 cases in Allegheny County, 2,100 are confirmed and 139 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 370 past or present hospitalizations (+5). Of 179 deaths to date, 167 are confirmed and 12 are probable. All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 23-103, with 84 being the median age of those who have died.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert, is set to testify on Capitol Hill on Tuesday alongside other leading public health officials, as the United States grapples with the course of its response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. They are expected to caution that coronavirus activity could continue for “some time.” Amid rising new infections in most states, some state and local officials are pushing to lift restrictions and return to a degree of normalcy. Some of the states moving fastest to reopen — Arizona, Florida and Texas — have seen record surges in new cases. “We are still in the first wave” of the coronavirus, Fauci warned last week. Worldwide, there are more than 9 million confirmed cases of the virus, with nearly 2.3 million cases and 118,000 deaths reported in the United States alone.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:45pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, there are 120,674 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,323,755 total positive cases in the United States.
  • Health experts are warning about the danger of scaling back restrictions and offering context about growing number of infections in some states after President Trump said Saturday that he had asked health officials to scale back coronavirus testing. Sanjay Gupta, associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital and CNN chief medical correspondent, said more testing needs to be done to combat the spread of the virus — not less. Gupta said the administration has been slow to implement testing ever since the first cruise ship with an outbreak was ordered to stay offshore the United States as officials plotted how to handle the number of infections abroad. “In the middle of the biggest public health disaster in a hundred years, to say to stop doing or to slow down doing the one thing that could help us at least get out of this mess was really sort of mind-numbing,” he said. The increasing number of infections isn’t surprising considering many states reopened before seeing an actual decrease in infection or having effective safeguards against infection, according to Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. Trump’s assertion that the rise in cases can be explained with the amount of testing happening, but that explanation isn’t the whole story, Jha said. “We are doing more testing and that’s part of the reason, but much if it is just because we have more infections,” he said, adding that more testing wouldn’t explain the increase in hospitalizations.