DAILY UPDATE: May 21, 2020 1 PM

STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/21/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
65,392 303,514 4,869

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 5/21/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 2%
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 5/21/2020

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 5/21/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/20 New deaths since 5/20
10-County Region 3,369 49,131 292 +36 2
Allegheny 1,718 24,958 148 +31 1
Armstrong 58 1,083 2
Beaver 539 2,952 71 1
Butler 209 3,248 12 +1
Fayette 93 2,728 4
Greene 27 668
Indiana 88 1,071 4 +2
Lawrence 73 1,083 8
Washington 130 3,560 5
Westmoreland 434 7,780 38 +2


Pennsylvania Department of Health did not report updated COVID-19 Cases Associated with Nursing Homes and Personal Care Homes by county on Thursday, May 21


State Coronavirus Updates

  • Pennsylvania COVID-19 Response Task Force on Health Disparity Announces One-Month Milestones: The Pennsylvania COVID-19 Response Task Force on Health Disparity chaired by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has in its first month progressed toward addressing a preexisting health-related inequity that’s been exacerbated by the novel coronavirus. Governor Tom Wolf formed the task force last month and assigned it with identifying obstacles that cause disparity among marginalized populations and bringing those issues to his attention. He was called to action by the disproportionate number of coronavirus cases among Pennsylvania’s marginalized communities, which have been hit hardest by the virus. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052186.HTM
  • PSP, PennDOT Highlight Traffic Safety as Pennsylvania Continues Phased Reopening: As counties move into the yellow phase of reopening and “Stay at Home Orders” are adjusted, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) remind drivers that traffic safety must be top of mind when behind the wheel. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052176.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Grants Second Extension to License to Carry Firearm Permits: The Pennsylvania State Police announced that Governor Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits, which expired on March 19, 2020 or later, have now been extended to July 31, 2020. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052193.HTM
  • PA Association of Realtors: All Real Estate In PA Reopened With New Guidance: On May 19, the Wolf administration issued new statewide real estate guidance that applies to all real estate transactions in Pennsylvania. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052177.HTM
  • gets $300 million for coronavirus testing that Trump administration calls ‘essential to a safe reopening’: Pennsylvania will receive $301 million to expand its ability to test for the new coronavirus, federal officials said Tuesday May 19. Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/pa-gets-300-million-for-coronavirus-testing-which-trump-administration-calls-essential-to-a-safe-reopening.html


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Of the 1,718 cases in Allegheny County, 1,623 are confirmed and 95 are probable cases.  Additionally, there are 313 past or present hospitalizations (+3). All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 84 being the median age of those who have died.
  • Allegheny County Airport Authority
    • Passengers entering or leaving through Pittsburgh’s airports will be greeted with new health and safety initiatives as the Allegheny County Airport Authority ramps up plans for a slow return of travelers. Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina A. Cassotis outlined the PIT Safe Travels initiative and explained what passengers can come to expect at either Pittsburgh International Airport or the Allegheny County Airport in the days and weeks to come. “The initiative, in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boosts health and safety measures already in place throughout our facilities, and increases confidence in travel through expanded protocols that outline best practices for reducing the spread of germs,” Cassotis said in a press release. As of May 18, all employees, passengers and visitors are required to wear face coverings while on airport property as part of the new guidelines.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • Labor Department
    • President Trump and top Republican lawmakers are mounting fresh opposition to extending enhanced unemployment benefits to the millions of Americans who are still out of work, even as the administration released new jobless figures Thursday showing 2.4 million Americans sought benefits last week. The reluctance by the White House and top GOP leaders drew sharp rebukes from congressional Democrats, who argue the coronavirus outbreak threatens to further ravage the U.S. workforce unless the government authorizes additional aid. Their clash could intensify in the next six weeks, as policymakers stare down a July deadline while the country’s labor market is expected to only worsen. More than 38.6 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits over nine weeks, the Labor Department reported in its most recent update, illustrating the rolling devastation wrought by the pandemic. At issue is the enhanced unemployment aid Congress approved in late March, which includes an extra $600 in weekly payments to out-of-work Americans. On Tuesday, President Trump articulated his reluctance to extend those benefits during a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans, many of whom share his concern that the expanded federal payments deter people from returning to work. The enhanced benefits expire in July.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:13 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2020, there are 93,606 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,556,749 total positive cases in the United States.