DAILY UPDATE: May 14, 2020 1 PM


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/14/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
59,636 251,559 4,218

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 5/14/2020

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 5/14/2020

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 5/14/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/13 New deaths since 5/13
10-County Region 3,136 41,789 285 +22 +4
Allegheny 1,551 21,086 139 +6
Armstrong 56 944 5
Beaver 512 2,581 82 +3 +4
Butler 199 2,914 6 +2
Fayette 87 2,352 4 +2
Greene 27 559 1
Indiana 82 938 5 4
Lawrence 71 950 7
Washington 129 2,932 4 2
Westmoreland 422 6,533 32 3



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 5/14/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 65 886 189
Allegheny 36 373 108
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

  • 13.2020 Updates from Secretary Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am Wednesday May 13, there were 707 new positive cases; 58,698 positive cases now statewide in all 67 counties.
    • 4,066 are healthcare workers tested positive and 12,408 are associated among residents in 543 nursing homes and/or long-term living facilities.
    • 3,943 deaths are adults who tested positive.
  • Pennsylvania Receives $523 Million in One-Time Federal Emergency Funds to Support Schools: Governor Tom Wolf announced that the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has approved Pennsylvania’s application for $523.8 million in one-time federal emergency funds to help schools respond to COVID-19 impacts. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051358.HTM


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Of the 1,551 cases in Allegheny County, 1,474 are confirmed cases and 77 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 283 past or present hospitalizations (-2). Of 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.
  • Local Tax Extensions
    • Delmont council extended the discount period for residents to pay real estate taxes, but also found out this week that their financial position is relatively strong amid the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Council unanimously approved a resolution extending the 2% discount period through Aug. 31. Taxes will then be due at face value through the end of the year.
    • Bethel Park property owners have until the end of the year to pay their real estate taxes without incurring a late fee. During a meeting conducted virtually Monday May 11 and made available online the following day, Bethel Park Council voted unanimously to extend the period without penalty past its usual Oct. 31 deadline.
  • Beaver County
    • After further assessing the needs at a Beaver County nursing home battling the state’s worst COVID-19 outbreak, the Pennsylvania National Guard sent 12 additional members and one more non-commissioned officer to help the facility on Wednesday May 13. “This was not always the plan” to add the dozen members, said Capt. David Boyles, spokesman for the Guard’s mission at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. “Due to an assessment and continuing the mission, we want to serve residents to the best of our ability. We saw that effort required additional service members.” The additional members bring to 40 the number of Guard medical support team members helping provide assistance to residents in the building since they arrived on the scene Monday for what will be at least a one-week deployment to Brighton.
  • City of Pittsburgh
    • Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Wednesday May 13 that he is not yet considering employee layoffs as the city’s government revenue dwindles during the coronavirus pandemic. The city reported revenues since March decreased by 25% when compared to the same time period in 2019. Peduto during a telephone interview from his home said the city is enacting a series of cost-cutting moves, but they do not include employee furloughs. “We will work through a series of different ways in order to be able to restructure revenue, address waste, fraud and abuse and be able to look at a longer term approach to expenses, lowering staffing if possible through attrition instead of mass layoffs,” he said. “That being said, I have ordered all departments to cut 10% of their budgets in non-personnel immediately and we’ll be looking at ways that all departments can lessen the number of employees through attrition in the 2021 budget.”
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
    • Pittsburgh Public Schools have spent more than $2.6 million because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the district is projecting a loss of as much as $82 million in revenue this year. “As we do not know the effect COVID-19 will have on state and federal budgets, it is too soon to tell the full fiscal impact on the district,” Superintendent Anthony Hamlet said in a statement. The district’s 2020 budget of $665.6 million already included a deficit of about $25 million. The losses in revenue will likely cause the district to fail to meet its self-imposed reserve goal of 5% of its budget by the end of the year, officials said.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • U.S. House of Representatives
    • The whistle-blower who was ousted as the head of a federal research agency plans to deliver a stark warning to Congress Thursday morning: If the United States does not step up its response to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans will suffer “unprecedented illness and fatalities,” and “2020 will be the darkest winter in modern history.” Dr. Rick Bright, who was abruptly dismissed from his job as head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development authority last month after objecting to the widespread use of malaria drugs promoted by President Trump, will testify at 10 a.m. before the health subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The hearing will be live-streamed. According to prepared remarks, he plans to tell the panel that the Trump administration “missed early warning signals,” and that his bosses at the Department of Health and Human Services were “dismissive about my dire predictions” when he pushed them to ramp up production of masks, respirators and other critical supplies. He will also say that officials at the Health and Human Services Department put “politics” and “cronyism” ahead of science in awarding contract. The agency strongly denies his accusations.
  • U.S. Labor Department
    • The U.S. government said Thursday May 14 that almost three million people filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, underlining the continuing toll the pandemic is having on American workers. While the weekly tally of new claims has been declining since late March, the latest report pushed the eight-week total to more than 36 million, a number that would have been unthinkable before the crisis shut down much of the American economy. The report comes a day after the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, warned that the United States was experiencing an economic hit “without modern precedent” and risked long-term damage if lawmakers don’t do more to prevent long-term joblessness. State unemployment insurance and emergency federal relief were supposed to tide households over during the shutdown. But several states have a backlog of claims, and applicants continue to complain of being unable to reach overloaded state agencies.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:45 pm on Thursday, May 134 2020, there are 84,575 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,398,393 total positive cases in the United States.