DAILY UPDATE: May 11, 2020 1 PM


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/11/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
57,154 231,704 3,731

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 5/11/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 37%
50-64 26%
65+ 28%


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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/11/2020

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 5/11/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/10 New deaths since 5/10
10-County Region 3,052 39,011 263 +9 +2
Allegheny 1,511 19,699 123 +8 +1
Armstrong 55 843 5 +1
Beaver 491 2,503 78
Butler 195 2,748 6
Fayette 85 2,221 4
Greene 27 522 1
Indiana 76 898 5
Lawrence 70 912 7
Washington 124 2,719 4
Westmoreland 418 5,946 30 +1



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 5/11/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 65 850 179
Allegheny 36 350 103
Armstrong 1 5 6
Beaver 3 324 23
Butler 6 13 10
Fayette 1 3
Indiana 4 13 2
Lawrence 2 2
Washington 3 6 2
Westmoreland 9 136 31



State Coronavirus Updates

  • Wolf Administration Releases Information Regarding Approved Business Exemptions: The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) released information pertaining to the 6,066 approved business exemptions provided to businesses that could offer life-sustaining services or conduct life-sustaining activities across the commonwealth. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051198.HTM
  • Wolf to Pennsylvania: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law: Governor Tom Wolf today Monday May 11 reminded Pennsylvanians that the state’s actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that we must stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences. The governor outlined the following consequences to counties that do not abide by the law to remain closed:
    • Counties will not be eligible for federal stimulus discretionary funds the state receives and intends to provide to counties with populations of fewer than 500,000.
    • Businesses in counties that do not abide by the law will no longer be eligible for business liability insurance and the protections it provides. The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance released details of this earlier today.
    • Restaurants that reopen for dine-in service in counties that have not been authorized to reopen will be at risk of losing their liquor license.
    • County residents receiving unemployment compensation will be able to continue to receive benefits even if their employer reopens. Employees may choose not to return out of concern for personal safety and safety of co-workers.

Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051171.HTM

  • AG Shapiro: AgChoice Farm Credit Joins ‘PA CARE Package’ Initiatie, Offering Expanded Consumer Relief: Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that AgChoice Farm Credit has agreed to join the ‘PA CARE Package’, Pennsylvania’s consumer relief initiative. By joining these efforts, AgChoice Farm Credit, along with the Office of Attorney General, will ensure Pennsylvania consumers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for additional economic relief. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051178.HTM
  • Insurance Department Warns of Risks, Increased Liability with Non-Compliance of Business Closure Orders: Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman today Monday May 11 reminded businesses of the importance of complying with Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s orders – for counties in both the red and yellow phases. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051190.HTM
  • PA Primary Voters Can Vote by Mail-In Ballot or In-Person at Polling Places in All Counties on June 2: Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded voters today Monday May 11 that they have their choice of voting by mail-in ballot or going to their polling place on June 2, primary election day. While in person voting will be available for counties in the red phase of reopening, the Wolf administration is encouraging all voters to apply for a mail-in ballot. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051194.HTM
  • Limited Services Available at Additional PennDOT Driver License and Photo License Centers in Yellow Phase Counties: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that beginning May 9, 2020, additional Driver License and Photo License Centers in yellow phase counties will reopen, adhering to restrictions on work and social interaction set by Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051197.HTM
  • PennDOT Reopens Additional Roadside Rest Areas: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reopening indoor facilities at three additional rest areas statewide.
    • Interstate 70 westbound in Fulton County, 1 mile west of the Maryland state line;
    • Interstate 80 eastbound in Columbia County, 3.5 miles east of Exit 242; and
    • Interstate 80 westbound in Columbia County, 10 miles west of Exit 256.

Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051175.HTM


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Of the 1,511 cases in Allegheny County, 1,439 are confirmed cases and 72 are probable cases. Of the 1,511 cases, 219 cases are in healthcare workers. This reflects 14% of the COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County. Additionally, there are 274 (+1) past or present hospitalizations. Of 123 deaths to date, 113 are confirmed (had positive test) and 10 are probable. All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 84 being the median age of those who have died.
  • Beaver County Nursing Home
    • Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard arrived Monday morning on the campus of a troubled Beaver County nursing home dealing with the state’s worst COVID-19 nursing home outbreak. At least 71 residents of the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center have died from coronavirus illness. The Guard did an “on-site assessment” at Brighton on Sunday, a state Department of Health spokesman, Nate Wardle, said, and will provide staff support from Monday through May 18. Brighton Rehabilitation, which had about 460 residents when the outbreak there began at the end of March, has had 319 residents test positive for COVID-19, in addition to 22 staff members, according to an analysis of the state’s data posted Sunday.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:45 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020, there are 79,699 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,334,951 total positive cases in the United States.
  • When Senator Mitt Romney of Utah strode into a luncheon with fellow Republicans last week, he was carrying an oversized poster that bore a blunt message: “Blue states aren’t the only ones who are screwed.” Two days later, Senator Rick Scott, Republican of Florida, made the opposite pitch, arriving at another party gathering with his own placard that showed how rosy his state’s financial picture was compared to those of three Democratic states: New York, Illinois and California. Why should Congress send help to struggling states and cities, he argued over lunch, when the bulk of the help would go to Democratic strongholds with a history of fiscal mismanagement? The two freshmen senators — both former governors — were taking opposite sides in what is emerging as a contentious debate among Republicans shaping the next sweeping package of federal coronavirus relief. With many states and cities experiencing devastating fiscal crises amid the pandemic, Democrats have joined governors and mayors in pressing for a huge infusion — as much as $700 billion — for troubled states, cities and towns. But Republicans are divided over how much aid to provide and what conditions to place on the money, and much of the dispute — unfolding just months before the November elections in which control of the Senate is at stake — is being driven by the political bent of the states that stand to benefit or lose.
  • As they scrambled last month to find a way to pinpoint infections from the novel coronavirus, officials in Georgia’s Gwinnett County sought help from an unusual source: an Illinois-based seller of red-light traffic cameras. RedSpeed USA had begun advertising a “fever detector” that it described as fast and accurate, using “ground-breaking technology [to] identify symptoms of illness.” Industry experts actively dissuade buyers from using the cameras as “fever detectors,” because they aren’t designed for medical use. RedSpeed’s scanners, technical documents show, had also been made by Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., a Chinese surveillance-camera company banned by Congress in 2018 from selling to federal agencies, though that prohibition did not apply to local governments.