DAILY UPDATE: May 26, 2020 1 PM

STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 11:15am on 5/26/2020

Total Cases 1 Negative Tests 2 Total Deaths Recovered 3
68,637 339,835 5,152 61%


1 Total case counts include confirmed and probable cases.
2 Negative case data only includes negative PCR tests. Negative case data does not include negative antibody tests.
3 Individuals who have recovered is determined using a calculation, similar to what is being done by several other states. If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered.


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 11:15am on 5/26/2020

Total Cases 68,637
Confirmed Case 66,779
Probable cases by Definition and High-Risk Exposure 1,858


STATE: Cases by Age Range to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health

Data updated as of 11:15am on 5/26/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 2%
19-24 6%
25-49 37%
50-64 25%
65+ 29%


STATE: Hospitalization Rates by Age Range to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 11:15am on 5/26/2020

Age Range Cases
​0-4 ​< 1%
5-12 ​< 1%
13-18 ​< 1%
19-24 1%
25-49 16%
50-64 26%
65+ 57%


REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 11:15am on 5/26/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths* New cases since 5/25
10-County Region 3,530 54,136 307 16
Allegheny 1,816 27,412 160 11
Armstrong 59 1,128 3 1
Beaver 570 3,413 72 2
Butler 220 3,443 12
Fayette 95 3,034 4 1
Greene 27 725
Indiana 89 1,231 5
Lawrence 74 1,173 8
Washington 138 3,990 5
Westmoreland 442 8,587 38 1


* This information has been extracted from death records registered with the Department’s Vital Records Program as of 11:59 pm on May 25, 2020.


State Coronavirus Updates

  • Wolf Adds Eight Counties to Yellow and 17 to Green on May 29, Remainder to Yellow on June 5: Furthering his plan for reopening Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf announced eight additional counties will move to yellow and 17 to green, effective at 12:01 a.m., May 29. All remaining counties in red are expected to move to yellow by June 5 at 12:01 a.m. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052266.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Releases Summer Camp and Recreation Guidance: With an understanding of the need for Pennsylvania families to secure child care options this summer, the Wolf Administration issued frequently asked questions to provide guidance to parents, summer camp operators, public bathing places, part-day school-age programs, and other entities that provide necessary child care and enrichment and recreational activities for children and youth during the summer months. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052271.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Announces Funding for Water and Sewage Improvements in Five Counties: Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to provide clean water and improve sewage for communities in Greene, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, and Schuylkill counties. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052272.HTM
  • One-Stop Voter Registration Information at VotesPA.com: In preparation for Pennsylvania’s presidential primary election on June 2, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at com. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052680.HTM
  • L&I’s Anti-Fraud Division Uncovers Attempted COVID-19 Unemployment Scams, None of L&I’s Systems or Data Were Breached: Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) anti-fraud division has discovered attempts by scammers to try and bilk COVID-19 unemployment benefits using personal information obtained from sources outside of L&I. The scammers are using this personal information to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits – no L&I systems or data have been compromised.  Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052687.HTM
  • Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate At 15.1 Percent in April: The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for April 2020.The April unemployment and jobs surveys reflect the effects of business and school closures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052688.HTM
  • Where are Pennsylvania’s 68,637 coronavirus cases? May 26 map, county-by-county breakdown, nursing home database: As of 12 p.m. May 26, 2020, the Pa. Department of Health reports that there are 68,637 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. There are at least 5,152 reported deaths from the virus.  To see the map and read more: https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/where-are-pennsylvanias-68637-coronavirus-cases-may-26-map-county-by-county-breakdown-nursing-home-database.html


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Department of Health
    • Of the 1,816 coronavirus cases, 1,709 are confirmed and 107 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 319 past or present hospitalizations. All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 85 being the median age of those who have died.
  • Port Authority
    • Beginning Monday, June 1, front-door boarding will resume on the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s buses throughout the region as western Pennsylvania sees restrictions lifted that were brought on due to COVID-19. Regular fare collection will also resume one week later on June 8. Passengers will continue to board through the rear entrance until then, however. The Port Authority said it would continue to install plexiglass shields in its vehicles to provide a barrier between vehicle operators and passengers. Currently, about three-quarters of 720 buses in the authority’s fleet are equipped with the plexiglass installation, the authority said.
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
    • Families of students attending Pittsburgh Public Schools will receive supplemental food stamps to cover missed school lunches while students are at home during the COVID-19 shutdown. PPS announced Monday that each family is eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) in the amount of $5.70 per day for the 65 days that schools closed through the end of the school year. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by Congress on March 18, called for the state Department of Human Services to provide P-EBT benefits to all households with children who qualify for free and reduced meals — which applies to all PPS students. Each PPS student will receive a total of $370.50 to be distributed via a special white EBT card. PPS families who currently receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will have their P-EBT benefit put directly onto their current EBT card, the district said.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • New York Stock Exchange
    • The stock trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened on Tuesday May 26, though at a reduced head count in order to allow space for social distancing measures to remain in force. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo rang the opening bell to mark the start of trading at 9:30 a.m. Floor brokers and trading floor officials will be allowed back, while designated market makers — the specialist traders who buy and sell in order to “make markets” in certain securities — will continue to operate remotely. Those who are returning must comply with a number of restrictions to regain access to the floor including avoiding public transportation, submitting to temperature checks upon entry and wearing a face mask. They will also be expected to maintain a six-foot social distance and avoid physical contact such as shaking hands. Dow Jones Industrial Average, 25,133.31 +668.15 (2.73%), May 26, 11:21 AM EDT


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, there are 98,371 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,667,154 total positive cases in the United States.
  • World Health Organization
    • The World Health Organization has warned that countries could face a second peak of coronavirus cases even before they enter a second wave of infections, echoing concerns expressed by opponents of rapid reopening in countries around the world. During a briefing on Monday, WHO emergencies program head Mike Ryan suggested that the presumption that a second surge in countries with dropping infection rates can only occur later this year, in fall or winter, may be misleading. “When we speak about a second wave classically, what we often mean is that there will be a first wave, the disease by itself effectively goes to a very low level and then recurs a couple of months later,” Ryan said. “But we need to be also cognizant of the fact that the disease can jump up at any time. We cannot make assumptions that just because the disease is on the way down now that it’s going to keep going down.” Similar patterns have played out during other pandemics in the past, he said. The WHO warned North America, Southeast Asia, Europe and other regions against scaling back coronavirus restrictions and public health measures too quickly, which could result in a rapid acceleration in the emergence of new case clusters, Ryan said. While the United States and European Union countries have pushed ahead with reopening measures in recent weeks, efforts to tie eased restrictions to virus conditions have varied widely.