DAILY UPDATE: May 4, 2020 1 PM


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/4/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
50,092 195,498 2,458

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 5/4/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 38%
50-64 27%
65+ 27%


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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/4/2020

Age Range Cases
0-29 2%
30-49 5%
50-64 10%
65-79 19%
80+ 19%


REGIONAL: COVID-19 cases by county to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/4/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/3 New deaths since 5/3
10-County Region 2,823 33,879 221 46 0
Allegheny 1,365 17,284 102 +19
Armstrong 52 724 2
Beaver 458 2,161 68 +23
Butler 180 2,461 6
Fayette 83 1,957 4
Greene 27 451 1
Indiana 70 773 4 1
Lawrence 65 789 6
Washington 120 2,300 2 1
Westmoreland 403 4,979 26 2


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 5/4/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 61 771 165
Allegheny 35 302 93
Armstrong 1 4 4
Beaver 3 302 23
Butler 5 12 10
Fayette 1 3
Indiana 3 13 1
Lawrence 2 0 2
Washington 3 6 2
Westmoreland 8 129 30



State Coronavirus Updates

  • Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 825 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 50,092: The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 4, that there are 825 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 50,092. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050464.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Applies for $523 Million in Emergency Funds to Support Schools: The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) submitted its Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund application to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to obtain approximately $523.8 million in emergency, one-time funds to help schools respond to COVID-19 impacts. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050473.HTM.


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Of the 1,365 cases in Allegheny County, 1,310 are confirmed cases and 55 are probable cases. Of the 1,365 cases, 194 cases are in healthcare workers. This reflects 14% of the COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County. Additionally, there are 240 past or present hospitalizations (+2). To date, there have also been 102 deaths. Of those, 92 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.
  • City of Pittsburgh
    • Mayor William Peduto announced today that he is instituting a hiring freeze for more than 60 currently unfilled positions within City government, in a move to save money during the deep budget impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Not hiring the 64 positions will save the City an estimated $3 million in salaries.
  • Pittsburgh International Airport
    • A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker at Pittsburgh international Airport has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the TSA website.  The worker was a screening officer and last worked on April 25.
  • Allegheny County Executive
    • County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to keep Allegheny County in the “red” phase under his stay-at-home order is no surprise to him. For now, he said, the county must remain vigilant and follow the guidance outlined by health professionals. Mr. Fitzgerald also said work will continue with health-care providers to increase testing, do contact testing and case investigations, address outbreaks and other issues and “work closely with all of our residents and businesses to be certain that we are ready to move forward.” “Thank you,” Mr. Fitzgerald said, “for doing all of the things that we have been asked to do, but we need to continue doing those things until there is a treatment or a vaccine for this virus.” When the county does get the OK to move forward, “we will be ready,” he said. “As I’ve said all along, this is a marathon, not a sprint.”


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • United States Senate
    • S. senators returned to the Capitol from their home states today Monday May 4, more than five weeks after their last formal gathering and roll call votes.  That means up to 100 senators — along with their staffs, support workers, visitors and others — will return to the Capitol building, with some new health guidelines.
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is processing payments from the Provider Relief Fund to hospitals with large numbers of COVID-19 inpatient admissions through April 10, 2020, and to rural providers in support of the national response to COVID-19 which will include 17 providers in Pennsylvania.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:15 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020, there are 67,798 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,161,805 total positive cases in the United States.
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday May 3 that his order requiring state residents to wear face masks went “too far.”  DeWine announced April 27 that face masks must be worn in stores — but after some Ohioans found the order “offensive,” he reversed himself the next day.
  • Crew, the apparel seller known for its preppy clothing, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the first major retailer to fail amid widespread business shutdowns across the U.S. aimed at containing the coronavirus.
  • Even as the novel coronavirus pandemic draws attention and resources to the nation’s doctors and hospitals, the health-care industry is suffering a historic collapse in business that is emerging as one of the most powerful forces hurting the U.S. economy and a threat to a potential recovery. Most elective surgeries nationwide were postponed beginning in mid-March. Dentists offices were closed. Physicians stopped seeing all but the sickest patients in their offices. Stay-at-home orders didn’t just prevent people from dining in restaurants — they led people to avoid medical services, too, amid concerns about the virus’s disease, COVID-19. More than 200 hospitals, including Children’s National Hospital in Washington, have furloughed workers, according to a tally by Becker’s Hospital Review. The result was that health-care spending declined at an annualized rate of 18 percent in the first three months of the year, according to Commerce Department data released last week, the largest reduction since the government started keeping records in 1959. And that proved the biggest factor in driving the annualized 4.8 percent decline in first-quarter gross domestic product, which itself was the worst overall contraction in GDP since the Great Recession.