DAILY UPDATE: May 13, 2020 1 PM


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/13/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
58,698 244,171 3,943

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 5/13/2020

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 5/13/2020

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 5/13/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/12 New deaths since 5/12
10-County Region 3,114 40,795 281 +38 +14
Allegheny 1,545 20,622 139 +19 +12
Armstrong 56 921 5 +1
Beaver 509 2,556 78 +16
Butler 197 2,867 6 NA
Fayette 85 2,299 4
Greene 27 549 1
Indiana 78 920 5 +2
Lawrence 71 934 7
Washington 127 2,861 4 +1
Westmoreland 419 6,266 32 +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 5/13/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 64 885 185
Allegheny 35 372 104
Armstrong 1 5 6
Beaver 3 339 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

  • 12.2020 Updates from Secretary Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am Tuesday May 12, there were 837 new positive cases; 57,991 positive cases now statewide in all 67 counties.
    • 3,923 are healthcare workers tested positive and 12,130 are associated with residents in 540 nursing homes and/or long-term living facilities.
    • 3,806 deaths are adults who tested positive.
  • Senate Approves $507 Million Support Package for Nursing Homes, Long-term Care Facilities: Legislation passed by the Senate will provide vital funding to nursing homes, personal care facilities and other senior citizens’ programs impacted by COVID-19 and allow them to continue providing essential services for the state’s most vulnerable population, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34). Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051254.HTM
  • PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Vehicle Registrations, Vehicle Inspections and Other Products: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that expiration dates for vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051258.HTM
  • Department of Health Continues to Fight COVID-19 in Nursing Homes through Testing, Education and Resources: Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today Wednesday May 13 emphasized the work being done to assist those in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and shared information regarding the testing of all nursing home residents and staff as part of the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in these congregate care facilities. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051270.HTM
  • Wolf Announces Inclusion of Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation or Expression in COVID-19 Data Collection: Governor Tom Wolf today Wednesday May 13 took another step in his commitment to fair treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians by announcing ways the community will be counted in COVID-19 data. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051390.HTM
  • COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program Provides Funding Assistance to Additional Pennsylvania Businesses: On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that 148 companies in 37 counties have received $12 million in funding in the fourth disbursement of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA). The latest cohort of businesses to receive funding includes restaurants, athletic facilities, caterers, childcare facilities, dental practices, and more. To date, nearly $50 million was awarded to a number of diverse businesses across Pennsylvania. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051389.HTM


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Of the 1,545 cases in Allegheny County, 1,468 are confirmed cases and 77 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 285 past or present hospitalizations (+5). Of the 139 deaths to date, 129 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.
  • Construction in Pittsburgh
    • The city of Pittsburgh said it has continued to approve construction permits despite a city-wide shutdown over the past two months due to COVID-19. According to the Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections, 1,229 construction permits with a value of more than $153 million have been issued since the middle of March by department employees who are working remotely from home. In March, the department issued 614 permits which dropped to 428 being issued in April. So far in May, the department has approved 187 permits.
  • City of Pittsburgh Budget
    • The City of Pittsburgh’s revenues dropped by 25% since March compared to the same time last year, according to city budget officials. From March to May 8, the city pulled in $94,401,623 compared with $126,398,602 in 2019. The Office of Budget and Management also reports that the city has decreased spending by 7% since March. Spending dropped to $101,542,050 from $109,253,127 during the same time period last year.
  • Phasing to Yellow
    • Officials expect a spike in COVID-19 cases with the reopening of Southwestern Pennsylvania business, but believe the region can minimize impact if people continue following guidelines for social distancing, wearing masks and remaining at home when possible. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald hosted a teleconference Tuesday May 12 that included government and business leaders to provide guidance as the region moves into a yellow phase on Friday. All urged the public to observe safety precautions that have been in use since a regional lockdown began in March. Yellow lifts stay-at-home restrictions and permits some businesses to reopen. “As Allegheny County reopens under yellow, we really expect to see an increase in cases as people come together, but we really want to keep that to a bare minimum rise,” Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen said. “We want to make sure that we stay where we’ve been, or very close to where we’ve been, and we can all do that by limiting the spread of the virus in the ways that we’ve been talking about in the last few months.”


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • White House
    • Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, refused on Tuesday May 12 to rule out postponing the presidential election in November, a comment that fed directly into Democratic concerns that President Trump might use the coronavirus crisis to delay or delegitimize the contest and one that contradicted Mr. Trump himself. The opinion of a White House staff member has no bearing on when the election is held. Even the president himself does not have the authority to unilaterally postpone Election Day, which by law takes place the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The date of the general election is set by federal law and has been fixed since 1845. It would take a change in federal law to move that date. That would mean legislation enacted by Congress, signed by the president and subject to challenge in the courts.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Senate
    • Two of the federal government’s top health officials painted a grim picture of the months ahead on Tuesday, warning a Senate panel that the coronavirus pandemic was far from contained, just a day after President Trump declared that “we have met the moment and we have prevailed.” The officials — Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — predicted dire consequences if the nation reopened its economy too soon, noting that the United States still lacked critical testing capacity and the ability to trace the contacts of those infected. If states reopen their economies too soon, he warned, “there is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control,” which could result not only in “some suffering and death that could be avoided, but could even set you back on the road to trying to get economic recovery.” Dr. Fauci’s remarks made clear that the nation had not yet prevailed.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:45 pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, there are 82,806 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,375,949 total positive cases in the United States.