DAILY UPDATE: May 12, 2020 1 PM


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

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
57,991 237,989 3,806

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 5/12/2020

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 5/12/2020

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 5/12/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/11 New deaths since 5/11
10-County Region 3,076 39,663 267 +24 +4
Allegheny 1,526 20,058 127 +15 +4
Armstrong 55 875 5
Beaver 493 2,513 78 +2
Butler 198 2,799 6 +3
Fayette 85 2,262 4
Greene 27 528 1
Indiana 76 907 5
Lawrence 71 922 7 1
Washington 126 2,747 4 2
Westmoreland 419 6,052 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 5/12/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 65 861 185
Allegheny 36 363 104
Armstrong 1 5 6
Beaver 3 324 25
Butler 6 13 10
Fayette 1 3
Indiana 4 13 2
Lawrence 2 2
Washington 3 6 2
Westmoreland 9 134 34



State Coronavirus Updates

  • 11.2020 Updates from Secretary of Health Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am Monday May 11, there were 543 new positive cases; 57,154 positive cases statewide in all 67 counties.
    • 3,790 are healthcare workers tested positive and 11,801 are associated with 540 nursing homes and/or long-term living facilities.
    • 3,731 deaths are adults who tested positive.
  • Department of Human Services Supports Child Care Providers’ COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts as Counties Transition to Reopening: As child care providers across Pennsylvania reopen in counties transitioning to the yellow phase in Governor Tom Wolf’s reopening plan, the Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to supporting this crucial industry and the families of young children who depend on it. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051146.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Approved to Delay Implementation of Family First Prevention Services Act: The Wolf Administration announced that approval was received from the United States Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ to delay opting into full implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act until July 1, 2021, to give child welfare stakeholders the necessary time to implement these critical reforms. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051158.HTM


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Of the 1,526 cases in Allegheny County, 1,451 are confirmed and 75 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 280 past or present hospitalizations (+6). Of 127 deaths to date, 117 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.
  • Allegheny County Treasury
    • Allegheny County Treasure John Weinstein announced Monday May 11 that his office will return to normal business hours on May 18 as the county moves into the yellow phase. The office has been closed since March 24 as a precaution against the spreading novel coronavirus. The extended county property tax deadline remains at June 30.
  • Beaver County Nursing Home
    • Pennsylvania now says it will hire a new temporary manager to be on-site at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County to try and control the COVID-19 outbreak there according to a report from WPXI. U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb of Mt. Lebanon said both the facility and state have failed, and it’s time to treat the situation with the urgency it deserves as residents continue to die, WPXI reports. Lamb sent a letter to the head of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services calling for a federal investigation. Just this week, Brighton was cited for an “immediate jeopardy,” violation that “could kill or seriously injure” residents according to WPXI. WPXI reports that it’s estimated that more than 70 residents have now died at the facility from complications due to COVID-19.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:45 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, there are 81,076 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,354,504 total positive cases in the United States.
  • U.S. House of Representatives
    • Speaker Pelosi urged her caucus during a Member call today to “build our environment” by going straight to the public to garner support. Members have been advised to be on the lookout for a call to return for a vote this Friday. The Speaker highlighted Items in the House Democratic bill, which could be released imminently:
      • Three Pillars for the legislation:
        • Open up the economy by testing, tracing, treatment, isolation
        • Honor those on the front lines
        • Put money in the pockets of the American people
      • Aid to states and cities
      • Safe work environment
      • Hazard pay for front-line workers
      • Extension of unemployment insurance
      • More direct payments to individuals
    • As for some Republicans balking at further stimulus because of the cost, the Speaker referred to the $2.3 billion TCJA package that is estimated to have added $1.5T to the federal deficit, characterizing it as a package that disproportionately benefited the wealthy. She said the head of the Federal Reserve advised them to “go big” – that money will never be cheaper with the current low interest rates. She views the stimulus measure as an investment in people and a stimulus to the economy. Re: the GOP priority for liability protection, her response was that the best protection for employers is to provide space/safety in the workplace  It goes without saying that this is not going to be a bipartisan bill.
  • U.S. Senate
    • The Senate appears to be feeling no particular sense of pressure to act quickly. Senate Majority Leader McConnell continues to churn through nominations as White House officials say they want to wait a bit to see how prior stimulus legislation and the reopening of the economy shake out before they move on more stimulus. Leader McConnell also appears in sync with this approach, saying he is in constant communication with the White House and “if we decide to go forward we’ll go forward together.” Citing concerns about the deficit, Republicans generally favor an emphasis on recovery based on reopening the economy rather than relying on aid to businesses and individuals. Waiting a while before taking action will also give time for various factors to play out, including the effect of reopening states on the rate of infections, hospitalizations and deaths, and the incidence and outcomes of the cases of children testing positive for COVID-19 and becoming seriously ill. These outcomes could pivot the discussion one way or another. Bottom line, there is a very good chance that we will not see another round of stimulus legislation before Memorial Day.