DAILY UPDATE: May 6, 2020 4 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: Hospitalization Rates 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 Administration: No One Should Go Hungry, Pennsylvanians Should Apply for Programs Designed for ‘Times Like These’: First Lady Frances Wolf, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today Wednesday May 6 outlined food assistance programs available for Pennsylvanians to enroll in to get them through current COVID-19-induced tough times. They said Pennsylvanians should feel no shame in accepting state and federal food benefits that were, in fact, designed for unprecedented times like the coronavirus pandemic. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050674.HTM
  • Wolf Outlines Plans to Create Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps to Support Fall COVID-19 Recovery Efforts: As Pennsylvania plans to safely reopen the economy and recover from COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of the Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps, ​a public service initiative that will support efforts ​this fall to increase testing and contact tracing and provide critical new job opportunities in the public health sector. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050666.HTM
  • Department of Aging Receives $3 Million to Support Aging and Disability Resource Centers during Pandemic: The Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) Office has been awarded $3 million from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living to support efforts to mitigate and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050667.HTM
  • Secretary of Health Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am today, Wednesday May 6, there are 888 new positive cases; 51,845 positive cases now statewide in all 67 counties.
    • 3,316 are healthcare workers tested positive and 10,010 are associated with 502 nursing homes and/or long-term living facilities.
    • 2,062 are in the food industry at 122 facilities statewide.
    • 2,553 have been hospitalized; 549 of those hospitalized require the use of a ventilator or breathing machine.
    • As of 12 pm today, Wednesday May 6, 46% hospital beds, 40% ICU beds and 75% ventilators are still available.
    • 3,106 deaths are adults who tested positive.


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Pittsburgh Planning Commission
    • After being on hiatus since March, the Pittsburgh Planning Commission will be resuming its meetings this month in a virtual format, Pittsburgh Chief Economic Development Officer Marty LaMar, announced during a virtual roundtable of the Pittsburgh chapter of NAIOP on the subject of Economic Recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Details are still being worked out.


National Coronavirus Updates

  • Uber said it will lay off 3,700 employees, or about 14 percent of its workforce, as the company faces an uncertain future in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The San Francisco-based company confirmed in an SEC filing that fewer people are taking rides in the time of COVID-19, and it has implemented a hiring freeze in addition to cutting thousands of jobs from its customer service and recruiting teams. Uber’s announcement follows similar cuts by tech companies Lyft and Airbnb, fellows of the on-demand economy that has taken a plunge as people stay at home and try to avoid contact with others.
  • A research paper from scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, not yet peer-reviewed, reports that one strain of the novel coronavirus has emerged in Europe and become dominant around the planet, leading the researchers to believe the virus has mutated to become more contagious. The bold hypothesis, however, was immediately met with skepticism by many infectious-disease experts, and there is no scientific consensus that any of the innumerable mutations in the virus so far have changed the general contagiousness or lethality of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. According to the analysis, one strain featuring a mutation dubbed Spike D614G quickly out-competed other strains after it appeared in Europe. The mutation affects the structure of a protein, called the spike protein, that is critical to the virus’s ability to infect human cells. The researchers believe this structural change enhances infectivity. The paper will now have to survive the intense scrutiny of a research community trying to deliver urgently needed information while remaining scientifically rigorous.