DAILY UPDATE: May 1, 2020 4 PM


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/1/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
46,971 180,477 2,354

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 5/1/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 38%
50-64 27%
65+ 27%


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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/1/2020

Age Range Cases
0-29 2%
30-49 5%
50-64 10%
65-79 20%
80+ 19%


REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/1/2020


Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 4/30

New deaths since 4/30

10-County Region 2,721 31,459 215 +58 +7
Allegheny 1,319 16,107 99 +30 +5
Armstrong 52 683 2 +1
Beaver 426 2,085 67 +21 +2
Butler 180 2,208 6 +2
Fayette 81 1,794 4 +1
Greene 26 421 0
Indiana 63 726 4
Lawrence 65 736 6
Washington 116 2,103 2 +1
Westmoreland 393 4,596 25 +2


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 5/1/2020


Facilities with Cases

Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 60 738 165
Allegheny 34 296 93
Armstrong 1 4 4
Beaver 3 274 23
Butler 5 12 10
Fayette 1 3
Indiana 3 13 1
Lawrence 2 0 2
Washington 3 6 2
Westmoreland 8 130 30


State Coronavirus Updates

  • Wolf Announces Reopening of 24 Counties Beginning May 8: Balancing economic benefits and public health risks, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the reopening of 24 counties in the northwest and north-central regions of the state, moving them from red to yellow beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 8. The 24 counties that will move from red to yellow on May 8 are: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren. These counties were deemed ready to move to a reopening – or yellow phase – because of low per-capita case counts, the ability to conduct contact tracing and testing, and appropriate population density to contain community spread. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050180.HTM
  • Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Continues to Expand Access to Wine and Spirits for Retail Customers, Licensees: Today Friday May 1 the PLCB is resuming fulfillment of retail licensees’ orders for wine and spirits through its network of 13 licensee service centers and 580 Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. Following Pennsylvania’s three-phased (red, yellow, green) approach to determine when counties are ready to begin easing some restrictions and allow certain business operations to resume, the PLCB is providing guidance today to licensees on protocols the PLCB will follow in fulfilling licensee orders in the various phases. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050173.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Releases Guidance on Emergency Housing, Quarantine Sheltering, Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness: The Wolf Administration today outlined housing policies and recommendations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation efforts. The departments of Human Services (DHS) and Community and Economic Development (DCED) the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), and other state agencies have collaborated to issue recommendations to stem foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut-offs as well as serve the needs of those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 emergency. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050174.HTM
  • Secretary of Health Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am today Friday May 1, there are 1,208 new positive cases; 46,971 positive cases now statewide in all 67 counties.
    • 2,677 have been hospitalized; 561 of those hospitalized require the use of a ventilator or breathing machine.
    • As of 12 pm today Friday May 1, 47% hospital beds, 40% ICU beds and 70% ventilators are still available
    • 2,354 deaths are adults who tested positive.


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Southwestern Pennsylvania
    • Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania are not among those that will see some coronavirus-related restrictions eased next week, according to Gov. Tom Wolf’s Friday May 1 announcement. Two dozen counties in the Northwest and North-Central parts of the state will move into what has been dubbed the yellow phase. The yellow phase follows the red phase, which is the phase in which the entire state remains right now. The yellow phase eases some restrictions and lifts Wolf’s stay-at-home order.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • U.S. Senate
    • A group of Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Friday May 1 to pay businesses up to $90,000 for furloughed or laid-off workers for at least six months. The “Paycheck Security Act” would apply to businesses that have suffered at least a 20 percent drop in revenue, and businesses of all sizes would be eligible. That would allow businesses that were not covered by the small-business Paycheck Protection Program to apply. And since the PPP is designed to last only two months, the new proposal could supplement it once it runs out, the senators said. Companies receiving the grants would have to commit to not cutting the pay and benefits of rank-and-file workers, offering to bring back workers laid off since Feb. 1 and capping executive compensation, among other requirements.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • More than half of the nation’s governors are relaxing pandemic restrictions in their states by the end of this week while crossing their fingers that the novel coronavirus doesn’t spike, setting off another round of closures. But some state leaders — many of them Democrats — are moving more cautiously in balancing the urgent need to reopen the economy with public health concerns over a virus that has killed more than 62,500 people in the United States. Against that backdrop comes a new report from the University of Minnesota suggesting the coronavirus pandemic could stretch on for two more years with recurring spikes until roughly two-thirds or more of the population is immune. In one of three scenarios in the report, the U.S. is expected to experience a severe resurgence this fall or winter.