DAILY UPDATE: May 7, 2020 4 PM


STATE: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Statistics
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/7/2020

Total Cases1 Negative Tests Deaths
52,915 209,873 3,416

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 5/7/2020

Age Range Cases
0-4 <1%
5-12 <1%
13-18 1%
19-24 6%
25-49 37%
50-64 26%
65+ 27%


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

Data updated as of 12:00pm on 5/7/2020

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 5/7/2020

County Positive Cases Negative Tests Deaths New cases since 5/6 New deaths since 5/6
10-County Region 2,942 36,448 254 +53 +10
Allegheny 1,439 18,402 117 +45 +6
Armstrong 55 797 3
Beaver 472 2,317 78 +1 +2
Butler 190 2,625 6 +5
Fayette 84 2,087 4
Greene 27 495 1
Indiana 75 847 5
Lawrence 69 848 7 +1
Washington 120 2,533 4 NA +2
Westmoreland 411 5,497 29 +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 5/7/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
Regional 65 793 176
Allegheny 37 315 102
Armstrong 1 5 5
Beaver 3 307 24
Butler 6 13 10
Fayette 1 3
Indiana 3 13 1
Lawrence 2 2
Washington 3 6 2
Westmoreland 9 131 30



State Coronavirus Updates

  • Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro Announce Protections from Foreclosures and Evictions Through July 10: Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Attorney General Josh Shapiro today Thursday May 7 to announce that he signed an executive order that protects Pennsylvanians from foreclosures or evictions through July 10. The action builds on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order which closed court eviction proceedings until May 11 and ensures no renter or homeowner will be removed from their home for 60 more days. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020050759.HTM
  • Amtrak will require passengers to wear face masks as of May 11 to prevent the spread of COVID-19: Amtrak will require customers in its stations and on its trains and thruway buses to wear face coverings beginning on May 11 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/amtrak-will-require-passengers-to-wear-face-masks-as-of-may-11-to-prevent-the-spread-of-covid-19.html
  • Secretary Dr. Levine
    • As of 12 am today, Thursday May 7, there are 1,070 new positive cases; 52,915 positive cases now statewide in all 67 counties.
    • 3,437 are healthcare workers tested positive and 10,506 are associated with 514 nursing homes and/or long-term living facilities.
    • 2,107 are in the food industry at 124 facilities statewide.
    • 2,484 have been hospitalized; 528 of those hospitalized require the use of a ventilator or breathing machine.
    • As of 12 pm today, Thursday May 7, 45% hospital beds, 39% ICU beds and 73% ventilators are still available.
    • 3,416 deaths are adults who tested positive.


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Health and Human Services Testing Grant
    • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Pennsylvania $16 million in grants to be used to expand the state’s COVID-19 testing efforts. More than $1 million was awarded to local health care facilities in the Pittsburgh region.  In the Pittsburgh area, the following health care centers will receive funding to be used for testing expansion:​
      • $298,534 to Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
      • $245,194 to East Liberty Family Health Care Center
      • $217,009 to Squirrel Hill Health Center
      • $164,134 to Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council, Inc.
      • $159,994 to North Side Christian Health Center


National Coronavirus Updates

  • Wall Street shrugged off another harrowing jobs report Thursday, with the three major U.S. indexes posting opening-bell bounces. Investors kept their focus on states scaling back stay-at-home measures and signs of economic life. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 250 points, or 1.1 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index each climbed 1.4 percent. Oil extended its May resurgence. West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, shot up more than 10 percent, to $26.18 a barrel. Brent crude, the global standard, jumped 6 percent, to more than $31 a barrel. The gains speak to investors’ expectations that demand is on the upswing as business and social activities resume.
  • After a peak week of sheltering in place in early April, U.S. residents began to inch out of their homes, according to new cellphone data. But even as states begin to “open up,” more Americans appear to be staying put than sprinting out the door. According to a Washington Post analysis of data provided by SafeGraph, a company that aggregates cellphone location information, the peak period of our collective, coronavirus-induced lockdown was the seven-day period ending April 7. (There was also a one-day spike on Easter Sunday.) During that time, U.S. residents spent a whopping 93 percent of their time at home, up from the early March averages of roughly 70 percent. Some governors began relaxing restrictions meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the end of April, after they were prodded by President Trump and cautioned by public health officials. But as of April 30, people were still at home an average of 89 percent of the time. The numbers vary greatly by geography. People in some counties appear to barely leave their homes, especially in large metro areas, including hard-hit New York, Detroit and Chicago. People in areas that are less populated tend to leave a bit more, and residents in at least one very rural county in Arizona are approaching the amount of free-roaming time they enjoyed in early March.