UPDATE: July 17, 2020 1PM

COVID-19 Cases by Geography to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 7/17/2020

County Total Cases 1 Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests 2 Deaths New cases since 7/16 New deaths since 7/16
Pennsylvania 99,478 96,651 2,827 899,912 6,992 +1,032 +19
10-County Region 9,833 9,468 365 157,926 368 +354 +2
Allegheny 5,990 5,798 192 84,514 202 +240 +1
Armstrong 97 97 2,977 6 +1
Beaver 918 892 26 8,559 81 +25 +1
Butler 465 423 42 9,432 13 +12
Fayette 235 226 9 6,817 4 +15
Greene 79 72 7 1,955 +2
Indiana 176 164 12 4,323 6 +2
Lawrence 221 195 26 3,894 9 +12
Washington 535 516 19 11,601 7 +17
Westmoreland 1,117 1,085 32 23,854 40 +28

1 Total case counts include confirmed and probable cases.
2 Negative case data only includes negative PCR tests. Negative case data does not include negative antibody tests.
Case data from PA-NEDSS.  Death data is a combination of PA-NEDSS and EDRS


COVID-19 Tests to Date and Cases per 100K
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 7/17/2020

County Total Tested per 100K 1 Change from 7/10 Cases per 100K 2 Change from 7/10
Pennsylvania 7,813 11.5% 83.94 12.9%
10-County Region 6,578 17.6% 158.38 24.9%
Allegheny 7,385 20.6% 221.12 25.2%
Armstrong 4,634 15.2% 28.64 58.3%
Beaver 5,678 11.5% 127.03 24.0%
Butler 5,305 15.3% 72.36 13.4%
Fayette 5,331 16.8% 77.86 43.1%
Greene 5,476 27.2% 102.30 46.2%
Indiana 5,246 14.7% 72.30 210.0%
Lawrence 4,709 19.5% 127.03 85.0%
Washington 5,847 15.6% 132.98 23.8%
Westmoreland 7,039 11.7% 105.14 2.2%

1 Tested per 100,000 residents represents the cumulative sum of tests within the specified geography
2 Cases per 100K represents the 14 day sum of new cases per 100,000 residents


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 7/17/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 126 1,292 347
Allegheny 58 613 198
Armstrong 4 11 8
Beaver 7 412 48
Butler 12 21 14
Fayette 4 8 6
Greene 1 2 1
Indiana 9 23 7
Lawrence 5 35 11
Washington 8 11 5


State Coronavirus Updates

  • 7.16.2020 Updates from Governor Wolf
    • The General Assembly and Governor Wolf are directing $50 million from the CARES Act funding to provide hazard pay for essential workers
  • Wolf Administration: Hazard Pay Grants Now Available for Front-Line Workers in Life-Sustaining Industries: Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors across Pennsylvania. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020071677.HTM
  • Wolf Administration: $10 Million in New Funding Available to Support Advancement of COVID-19 Treatments: Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $10 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments, and Therapies (CV-VTT) program to support the rapid advancement of vaccines, treatments, and therapies by qualified biotechnology entities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020071691.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Provides Updated Guidance to Safely Reopen Pennsylvania’s Schools: Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera today jointly announced updated guidance to help Pre-K to 12 schools prepare to reopen and safely educate students for in-person learning. Each school entity will determine if classes resume in person at school buildings, remotely or a combination of both options. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020071679.HTM
  • Auditor General DePasquale Releases Updated Nursing Home Guide to Help Consumers Make Informed Decisions During Pandemic: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released an updated guide to help Pennsylvanians make informed decisions about nursing homes during the outbreak of COVID-19. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020071675.HTM
  • Independent Fiscal Office (IFO): COVID-19 Impact on Local Revenues: The IFO released a research brief which examines how the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated business closures could impact local earned income taxes (EIT), property taxes and gaming revenues received by municipalities, counties and school districts for the current year. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020071680.PDF
  • Former Pennsylvania Governors Voice Support for Wolf Administration Response to COVID-19: Former Pennsylvania governors, Gov. Schweiker, Gov. Ridge, and Gov. Rendell, voiced their support for how Governor Tom Wolf and his administration have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, including endorsing statewide mitigation efforts and mask-wearing. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020071793.HTM
  • Department of Health: 349 Nursing Homes have Completed Universal COVID-19 Testing, Others to Complete by July 24: The Pennsylvania Department of Health recognized nursing homes for reporting their COVID-19 facility information and 349 of the state’s 563 nursing homes for completing mandated universal testing. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine also reminded all other nursing homes to report data daily and complete universal testing at least once by July 24. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020071580.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases: Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation efforts for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework. The new orders took effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020071578.HTM
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education


Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Department of Health
    • There are 507 past or present hospitalizations (+17). In the newest cases (tested June 29 through July 16), ages range from 1 month to 97 years with the median age being 34. All deaths to date are of individuals ranging in age from 23-103, with 84 being the median age of those who have died.
    • On Friday July 17, Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced a new order to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Allegheny County, following review of the state’s orders from July 15, 2020. The new order rescinds the July 8 order, and takes effect at 5:00 PM on Friday, July 17, 2020. Indoor dining is permitted at 25% capacity. The order can be viewed here: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/resources/COVID-19/Covid-19.aspx
    • The Allegheny County Department of Health has revised recommendations for testing in order to meet demand. The following should be prioritized for testing:
      • Patients with symptoms (fever, cough, etc.)
      • Those who have had close contact with someone who has tested COVID-positive
      • Healthcare workers and first responders with known exposure or who have traveled to high-risk areas
      • Adults without symptoms with suspected exposure that cannot quarantine.

Read more: https://www.publicsource.org/important-info-on-coronavirus-preparation-in-allegheny-county/


Federal Coronavirus Updates


National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 1:00pm on Friday, July 17, 2020, there are 138,649 coronavirus-related deaths and 3,604,408 total positive cases in the United States.
  • Congress faces pressure to deal with ‘roller coaster recovery’ amid pandemic: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said a new package will come together in the next three weeks. McConnell said Monday that the next package would have a “continued emphasis on jobs, meaning unemployment insurance for those who are unable to get back to work.” Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/15/congress-pressure-pandemic-recovery-364915