March 21, 2020 Update – 3 p.m.



State Update

  • Pennsylvania now has 371 confirmed cases;
  • Levine indicated that a shelter in place rule is still a possibility;
  • As noted previously but bears repeating, Gov. Wolf’s order to shutdown certain business operations will be enforced beginning at 8am Monday (3/23/20) morning;
  • Levine noted that “the most patients seem to be middle-age adults, with seniors next, and young adults next”;
  • Levine repeated the message – stay calm, stay home, and stay safe;
  • Levine stated that the increase in COVID-19 cases is driven not only by increased testing, but because more people are becoming infected;

County Update

  • **3:30PM TODAY – Allegheny County will hold a live-streamed (Facebook – @AlleghenyCounty) briefing. Participants County Exec. Fitzgerald, ACHD Director Dr. Bogen and Chief of Emergency Services Matt Brown. If you have questions that you want answered, text them to Amie Downs at 412.327.3700 or email them to her at . Provide your identify in the text or email.
  • Allegheny County – 31
  • The Allegheny County Health Department announced the first death of an Allegheny County resident today. The Allegheny Conference thoughts and prayers go out to the individual’s family and loved ones.
  • Washington County – 5 cases;
  • Butler County – 1 (first announced today) case – patient recovering at home;
  • Westmoreland County – 4 cases
  • Beaver County – 3 cases

Federal Update

  • Phase 3 negotiations continue between Senate Republicans and Democrats, but reports are that it could now top $2T;
  • POTUS ordered immediate cessation of foreclosures and evictions involving homes with federally-issues mortgages;
  • Total US cases of COVID-19 surging to over 21,000;
  • 27 States have called up their National Guard units;

– Enforcement of Gov. Wolf’s order is delayed until Monday morning.