DAILY UPDATE: May 18, 2020 1 PM

STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/18/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
63,056 277,553 4,505

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 5/18/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 37%
50-64 26%
65+ 29%


STATE: Hospitalization Rates by Age Range to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/18/2020

Age Range Cases
0-29 2%
30-49 5%
50-64 10%
65-79 20%
80+ 18%


REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/18/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/17
10-County Region 3,274 45,206 285 +63
Allegheny 1,641 22,819 143 +38
Armstrong 58 973 2
Beaver 533 2,781 70 +16
Butler 203 3,034 12
Fayette 91 2,544 4 +2
Greene 27 604 0
Indiana 84 1,019 4
Lawrence 72 1,004 8
Washington 133 3,170 4 +2
Westmoreland 432 7,258 38 +5


Pennsylvania Department of Health did not report deaths on Monday, May 18


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 5/18/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 67 940 195
Allegheny 37 408 113
Armstrong 1 6 6
Beaver 3 351 26
Butler 6 13 10
Fayette 2 4
Indiana 4 14 2
Lawrence 2 2
Washington 3 6 2
Westmoreland 9 138 34


State Coronavirus Updates

  • 15.2020 Updates from Secretary Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am Friday May 15, there were 986 new positive cases; 60,662 positive cases now statewide in all 67 counties
    • 4,349 of the total count are healthcare workers
    • 2,039 employees tested positive and 12,937 among residents are positive for a total of 14,976 in 550 nursing homes and/or long-term living facilities
    • 2,369 are in the food industry in 150 facilities
    • 4,342 deaths are adults who tested positive.
  • Wolf: 12 More Counties to Move to Yellow Phase on May 22: Governor Tom Wolf announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. Those counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, and York. Twenty-four counties moved into the yellow phase of reopening on May 8 and another 13 moved to yellow beginning Friday May 15. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051564.HTM
  • Wolf: Federal Funding Available for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment for Uninsured Patients: Governor Tom Wolf announced that through the federal stimulus bills providers of COVID-19 testing and treatment services will be able to be reimbursed for providing those services to uninsured patients. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051885.HTM
  • Wolf Administration to Distribute $255,000 in ‘Farm to Food Banks’ Funding, Redirect Agricultural Surplus to Address Food Insecurity: Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that Pennsylvania has been awarded $255,373, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Food Bank Program, which the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will distribute to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to reimburse farmers for costs associated with harvesting, packing, processing, and distributing donated agricultural surplus. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051883.HTM
  • Governor Wolf Announces New Funding for Agriculture, Business Development Projects: Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of four projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will spur economic development, create jobs, and support Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051575.HTM
  • Pennsylvania Launches Program for People who Exhaust their Unemployment Compensation Benefits: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced the launch of Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program to provide an additional 13 weeks of benefits to people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation (UC). Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020051893.HTM


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Of the 1,641 cases in Allegheny County, 1,553 are confirmed and 88 are probable cases. Of the newly reported cases, 14 are associated with long-term care facilities. Of these, specimen collection dates range from May 12 to May 15, 2020. Of the 1,641 cases, 235 cases are in healthcare workers. This reflects 14% of the COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County. Additionally, there are 294 past or present hospitalizations (+2). Of 143 deaths to date, 132 are confirmed (had positive test) and 11 are probable. All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 84 being the median age of those who have died.
  • Pittsburgh International Airport
    • As the Airport Authority prepares for the gradual return of air travel, it’s launching an authority-wide initiative titled “PIT Safe Travels.” The program includes mandating facial coverings while on airport property, practicing social distancing through guided markers in high-traffic areas, utilizing protective shields in high traffic areas, enhancing cleaning and disinfection, and implementing new touchless transaction technology, among others. The program will also apply to the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. The announcement came the same day that the damage COVID-19 has inflicted on travel revealed itself in one stark statistic — passenger traffic at the Findlay airport declined 96% in April.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • Treasury Department
    • A $500 billion Treasury Department fund created by the Cares Act in March to help stabilize the economy has lent barely any money, according to an initial report issued by a new Congressional Oversight Commission. The money was supposed to be used to help prop up large segments of the U.S. economy at a time when millions of Americans had lost their jobs or were ordered to work remotely. The Treasury Department has speedily implemented other parts of the Cares Act, but its work on the $500 billion fund has so far led to little action at a time when a growing number of firms are seeking bankruptcy protection and continuing to lay off employees. The Congressional Oversight Commission was created by the law to help oversee how the taxpayer money is being used, and the group issued its first report Monday even though it still doesn’t have a chairman. That person must be appointed jointly by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). They still haven’t agreed on an appointment — an example of how oversight of the trillions of dollars Congress approved to fight the coronavirus is getting off to a slow start.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:45 pm on Monday, May 18, 2020, there are 89,666 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,491,547 total positive cases in the United States.