DAILY UPDATE: May 6, 2020 1 PM


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/6/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
50,957 199,925 3,012

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 5/6/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 37%
50-64 27%
65+ 27%


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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/6/2020

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 5/6/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/5 New deaths since 5/5
10-County Region 2,889 35,636 244 +34 +7
Allegheny 1,394 18,006 111 +19 +2
Armstrong 55 775 3 +2
Beaver 471 2,291 76 +5 +3
Butler 185 2,583 6 +1
Fayette 84 2,049 4
Greene 27 482 1
Indiana 75 827 5 1
Lawrence 68 833 7 1
Washington 121 2,463 2 1
Westmoreland 409 5,327 29 4 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 5/6/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 62 788 173
Allegheny 35 311 99
Armstrong 1 5 5
Beaver 3 307 24
Butler 5 12 10
Fayette 1 3
Indiana 3 13 1
Lawrence 2 2
Washington 3 6 2
Westmoreland 9 131 30



State Coronavirus Updates

  • Wolf: Free N95 Decontamination System for Healthcare Facilities, First Responders Now Available: Governor Tom Wolf today Wednesday May 6 announced the availability of a program to provide free N95 respirator decontamination to healthcare facilities, first responders, and other eligible organizations that may be experiencing a shortage of the respirators due to limited availability through normal procurement channels. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050690.HTM/


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Of the 1,394 cases in Allegheny County, 1,334 are confirmed cases and 60 are probable cases. Additionally, there are 247 past or present hospitalizations (+3). To date, there have also been 111 deaths (+2). Of those, 101 are confirmed (had positive test) and 10 are probable. All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 85 being the median age of those who have died.
  • City of Pittsburgh
    • Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto led a discussion Tuesday May 5 about the response to COVID-19. During that discussion, two Pittsburgh City Council members introduced legislation calling for the creation of a coronavirus racial equity task force. Councilmembers Rick Burgess and Dan Lavelle proposed the creation of a racial equity task force comprised of local government and public health officials, along with representatives from universities.  Burgess called for a three-pronged approach: the creation of a centralized database to interpret and disseminate information, more resources for minority communities facing financial and economic hardships, and greater testing capacity.


Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • White House
    • The president announced yesterday, and confirmed by the vice-president today, that the Coronavirus Task Force will disband later this month in favor of a group focused on reopening the economy.  Earlier today, Wednesday May 6, he stated that his coronavirus task force would continue indefinitely.
  • S. House of Representatives
    • Healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic would have some of their student loan debt forgiven under a new bill introduced in Congress.  The “Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act,” introduced by New York Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney on Tuesday, would create a program that forgives federal and private loans obtained “to receive medical and professional training held by health care workers who have made significant contributions to COVID-19 patient care, medical research, testing and enhancing the capacity of the health care system to respond to this urgent crisis.  Doctors, nurses, medical researchers, lab workers and other health care workers responding to the pandemic would be eligible along with others who are giving their support to fight the virus.

National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 12:45 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, there are 71,463 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,210,822 total positive cases in the United States.
  • By this weekend, 43 states will partially reopen.
  • President Trump, touring a factory in Arizona hastily converted to make millions of masks but choosing not to wear a mask himself, made it clear on Tuesday that he was determined to push to reopen the economy even while acknowledging that may mean more people die. It was the culmination of a day that seemed to lay bare the disjointed and chaotic national response to the crisis, even as the virus continued to spread out of control in hot spots across the country. A federal scientist filed a formal whistle-blower complaint, claiming that administration officials pressured him to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the clients of a well-connected consultant. On the same day, the response effort being directed by Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was accused of cronyism and amateurish bungling that delayed efforts to secure much needed protective gear and equipment, according to a complaint filed with the House Oversight Committee. Beyond Washington, growing shortages in the meat supply, now visible in grocery stores and fast-food restaurants, magnified the toll of the pandemic on daily life.