DAILY UPDATE: May 28, 2020 1 PM

STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/28/2020

Total Cases 1 Negative Tests 2 Total Deaths Recovered 3
70,042 357,804 5,373 64%


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 12:00pm on 5/28/2020

Total Cases 70,042
Confirmed Case 68,104
Probable cases by Definition and High-Risk Exposure 1,938

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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/28/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 2%
19-24 6%
25-49 37%
50-64 25%
65+ 28%


STATE: Hospitalization Rates by Age Range to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/28/2020

Age Range Cases
​0-4 ​< 1%
5-12 ​< 1%
13-18 ​< 1%
19-24 1%
25-49 16%
50-64 26%
65+ 56%


REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/28/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths* New cases since 5/27 New deaths since 5/27
10-County Region 3,586 56,853 309 +39 +1
Allegheny 1,851 28,965 161 +23 +1
Armstrong 62 1,210 4 +1
Beaver 579 3,533 72 +9
Butler 226 3,608 12 +4
Fayette 95 3,152 4
Greene 27 750
Indiana 90 1,346 5
Lawrence 74 1,267 8
Washington 139 4,123 5 +1
Westmoreland 443 8,899 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 27, 2020.


State Coronavirus Updates

  • 27.2020 Updates from Secretary Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am Wednesday May 27, there were 780 new positive cases; 69,417 positive cases now statewide in all 67 counties
    • 5,265 deaths are adults who tested positive
  • Wolf Highlights PA Businesses Rising to Meet COVID-19 Needs: As Pennsylvania continues to take measured steps to reopen, Governor Tom Wolf praised Pennsylvania businesses that have pivoted to produce critical products during the COVID-19 public health crisis, which undoubtedly contributed to the commonwealth’s efforts to protect public health and safety. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052760.HTM
  • Wolf Issues Green Phase Order, Guidance on Dining and Professional Sports: As more counties move to yellow and green, Governor Tom Wolf issued an order to elaborate on the reopening process for green phase counties and guidance on outdoor dining in yellow counties, dining in green counties, and professional sports in yellow counties. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052761.HTM
  • Wolf Administration, Federal Delegation: Pennsylvania Farmers Eligible for $16 Billion in Direct Relief Payments: Farmers who have been directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for direct relief payments through the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent or greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market losses. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052763.HTM
  • Pennsylvania Offers Accessible Write-In Ballots for Voters with Disabilities for June 2 Primary: Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced that the Department of State will provide accessible write-in ballots to voters with disabilities who request one. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020052893.HTM


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Department of Health
    • Of the 1,851 cases in Allegheny County, 1,742 are confirmed and 109 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 331 past or present hospitalizations (+7). All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 85 being the median age of those who have died.
  • Health and Human Services Visit
    • S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will be in Pittsburgh on Friday May 29 to participate in a roundtable discussion with Allegheny Conference members about the challenges of safely getting back to work. Mr. Azar also plans to meet later with Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center leaders and Beaver County commissioners regarding their COVID-19 response and what reopening will look like in that area. Mr. Azar’s visit comes as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is easing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing more businesses to reopen while limiting the risk of a resurgence in infections. Last week, Mr. Azar argued in the Washington Post that reopening America businesses is a critical health, as well as financial, matter, citing increased rates of suicide and opioid deaths associated with a higher unemployment rate, now near 15% nationally.
  • Pittsburgh City Council
    • Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday May 27 again extended the city’s emergency disaster declaration for seven more days. The body must approve the declaration every week to keep it in effect. This is the fifth time council voted to extend the designation since Mayor Bill Peduto declared the emergency on March 13. In early April, members approved the extension for a 26-day stretch. The declaration allows the city to cancel or limit large gatherings; limit city permits; cancel or limit some city services; and cancel or limit public and private activities.
  • City of Pittsburgh Planning Committee
    • The Department of City Planning is announcing the start of virtual Boards and Commissions and a new online engagement website starting in June.  City Planning Boards and Commissions will move to virtual meetings. These meetings will be held on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live on the Pittsburgh City Planning YouTube page. A link to join the meeting will be shared the day before the meeting on the specific Board or Commission’s website. Those not planning to testify should watch the YouTube Live stream.  Agendas, presentations, and project information will be posted online before the meeting for review and to accept public comment leading to the Board or Commission meeting. Notices for all boards and commissions will be posted online at https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/notices.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • White House
    • The Trump administration will not issue a midyear update to its economic forecasts this summer, breaking decades of tradition amid the uncertainty of a pandemic recession, administration officials confirmed on Thursday May 28. The decision will spare the administration from having to reveal its internal projections for how deeply the recession will damage economic growth and how long the pain of high unemployment will persist. When the administration last published official projections in February, it forecast economic growth of 3.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the fourth quarter of 2021, and growth rates at or around 3 percent for the ensuing decade. It forecast an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent for the year. The virus has rendered those projections obsolete. Unemployment could hit 20 percent in June, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett told CNN this week. The Congressional Budget Office said in April that it expects the economy will contract by 5.6 percent this year and end with unemployment above 11 percent.
  • Labor Department
    • Another 2.1 million new unemployment claims were filed last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday May 28, pushing the total past 40 million since the coronavirus pandemic grabbed hold in mid-March. The report marks the eighth week in a row that new jobless filings dipped from their peak of almost 6.9 million, but the level is still far above historic highs. The latest claims may not only be a result of fresh layoffs, but also evidence that states are working their way through a backlog. State unemployment offices that manage and distribute benefits have been stretched by the scale of the layoffs. And overcounting in some places and undercounting in others has made it difficult to precisely measure the number of layoffs caused by the pandemic — and devise policy responses — as shutdowns lift and state and local economies start to reopen. Shelter-in-place orders and business restrictions have been lifting across the country, and some workers have been called back to work. But the reopenings remain bumpy and incomplete, and flare-ups of the coronavirus continue to disrupt business.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:00pm on Thursday, May 28, 2020, there are 100,651 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,703,989 total positive cases in the United States.