COVID-19 SELECTED DATA SUMMARY

COVID-19 Selected Data Summary

The Allegheny Conference and our affiliate organizations are continuously monitoring ongoing COVID-19 news, support and activity at the local, state and federal levels. This is where you will find the most updated information and resources that can help guide, prepare and address the COVID-19 situation.


We are providing updates to selected data around Health, Jobs and Consumer Confidence.



Regional Consumer Confidence Trend Analysis
COVID-19 Data Summary for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Region Periods covering June to August

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Prior Updates Archive March 18 – August 14, 2020

UPDATE: August 14, 2020 1PM

COVID-19 Cases by Geography to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 8/14/2020

County Total Cases 1 Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests 2 Deaths New cases since 8/13 New deaths since 8/13
Pennsylvania 122,950 119,512 3,438 1,304,739 7,445 +829 +36
10-County Region 15,603 15,032 571 239,042 476 +154 +8
Allegheny 9,282 8,996 286 128,102 265 +90 +5
Armstrong 242 241 1 4,448 8 +5 -
Beaver 1,382 1,344 38 14,164 93 +8 -
Butler 710 652 58 15,343 17 +3 +1
Fayette 609 588 21 10,442 6 +14 -
Greene 123 113 10 3,174 1 +2 -
Indiana 351 330 21 6,631 7 +8 -
Lawrence 420 366 54 5,742 16 +6 -
Washington 891 853 38 17,896 16 +11 +2
Westmoreland 1,593 1,549 44 33,100 47 +7 -

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 8/14/2020

County Total Tested per 100K 1 Change from 8/7 Cases per 100K 2 Change from 8/7
Pennsylvania 11,162 8.4% 85.23 -6.9%
10-County Region 9,985 8.4% 89.56 -22.2%
Allegheny 11,210 7.7% 96.94 -29.9%
Armstrong 7,071 8.3% 94.98 -4.5%
Beaver 9,315 11.3% 101.86 -19.0%
Butler 8,604 11.3% 60.57 2.7%
Fayette 8,354 10.9% 167.81 29.8%
Greene 8,876 7.4% 43.08 -11.1%
Indiana 8,142 11.7% 110.78 -18.1%
Lawrence 7,052 8.6% 93.84 -29.9%
Washington 9,052 10.1% 72.75 -17.9%
Westmoreland 9,780 6.5% 51.87 -25.8%

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 8/14/2020

County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 180 1,918 582
Allegheny 90 1,049 360
Armstrong 7 41 9
Beaver 8 485 74
Butler 16 30 18
Fayette 6 9 11
Greene 2 2 2
Indiana 11 29 10
Lawrence 8 47 39
Washington 10 36 8
Westmoreland 22 190 51

 

State Coronavirus Updates

  • 8.11.2020 Governor Wolf
    • Press conference around a manufacturing expansion that is focusing on COVID testing.
  • 8.13.2020 Governor Wolf
    • Press conference regarding health disparities and the new task force who released a Health Disparity Report.
  • Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman Announce Pennsylvania COVID-19 Response Task Force for Health Disparity Report: In mid-April, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman announced the creation of a COVID-19 Response Task Force for Health Disparity to help communicate issues about how the pandemic is affecting the state’s minority and marginalized populations. “About a month after the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in Pennsylvania, I asked Lt. Gov. Fetterman to chair a new task force that would identify any differences in health outcomes for different populations,” Gov. Wolf said. “And to make recommendations to ensure every Pennsylvanian, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background, has equal opportunity to survive and thrive during this pandemic and beyond.” Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020081376.HTM
  • Department of Agriculture Releases COVID-19 Restaurant Enforcement Actions: The Department of Agriculture released data related to COVID-19 restaurant enforcement actions from August 3 through August 9, 2020. The information is specific to COVID-19 mitigation requirements for restaurants including social distancing, masking, and occupancy limits. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020081276.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians of Importance of Contact Tracing, Advises of Possible Scams: The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Aging warned Pennsylvanians about contact tracing scams and emphasized the need to stay alert as COVID-19 remains a threat in our communities. Scams might include a caller asking for someone’s Social Security number or payment for tracing services – neither of which are ever a component of a contact tracing inquiry. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020081280.HTM
  • Governor Wolf Announces 2020 PHARE Funding to Support Affordable Housing Across Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Wolf announced recipients of a new round of funding for housing programs made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. The governor named 214 housing and community development initiatives in 67 counties that will share a portion of the total $45.79 million in PHARE funding. The PHARE fund, which is sometimes referred to as the state Housing Trust Fund, is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020081377.HTM
  • Governor Wolf Announces Funding for Affordable Rental Housing: Governor Tom Wolf announced awards totaling $42 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits, $6.08 million in PennHOMES funding, and $12.6 million in National Housing Trust Funds for the construction of 36 affordable multifamily housing developments in Pennsylvania. The federal tax credits are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and were approved by its board. Read more: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-announces-funding-for-affordable-rental-housing/
  • When could your school close because of coronavirus? Pa. releases recommendations: Pennsylvania state government agencies are providing school leaders with advice about how to respond when students or employees with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been on school property, from cleaning and tracing their contacts to shutting down buildings for two weeks or longer. Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/when-could-your-school-close-because-of-coronavirus-pa-releases-recommendations.html

 

Regional Coronavirus Updates

  • Allegheny County Department of Health
    • There are 766 past or present hospitalizations (+11). In the newest cases (tested July 31 through August 13), ages range from 1 to 96 years with the median age being 43.
  • North Hills School District
  • West Mifflin School District
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority
    • PNC Foundation Awards $10 Million Investment to URA to Support Equitable Initiatives Citywide - The PNC Foundation has awarded the Authority a $10 million non-revolving line of credit to support equitable economic recovery initiatives citywide. The funds will be dispersed as follows:
      • $6.5 million to be used for the COVID-19 Recovery Loan Fund
      • $1 million to be used for Catapult: Startup to Storefront Program
      • $2.5 million to be transferred to Invest PGH, Inc.- an emerging community development financing institution (CDFI) being incubated by the URA

Read more: https://www.ura.org/news/pnc-foundation-awards-10-million-investment-to-ura-to-support-equitable-initiatives-citywide

 

Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • Department of Labor
    • U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Guidance For The Lost Wages Assistance Program To Provide Needed Relief To Americans: The U.S. Department of Labor announced the release of guidance to help states implement the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. LWA is authorized by Presidential Memorandum, and provides claimants in most Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs up to $400 per week additional benefits, starting with weeks of unemployment ending on or after Aug. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 27, 2020 at the latest. LWA will be administered by states and territories through a grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and with support from the Labor Department. Read more: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200812-0
  • Department of Health and Human Services

 

National Coronavirus Updates

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UPDATE: August 12, 2020 3PM

COVID-19 Cases by Geography to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 8/12/2020
County Total Cases 1 Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests 2 Deaths New cases since 8/11 New deaths since 8/11
Pennsylvania 121,130 117,739 3,391 1,271,976 7,385 +849 +33
10-County Region 15,234 14,710 524 232,956 466 +181 +7
Allegheny 9,078 8,837 241 125,169 259 +70 +5
Armstrong 230 229 1 4,352 8 +8 -
Beaver 1,351 1,313 38 13,594 93 +19 +1
Butler 695 637 58 14,770 16 +18 +1
Fayette 582 563 19 10,138 6 +20 -
Greene 118 108 10 3,119 1 +1 -
Indiana 335 314 21 6,239 7 +9 -
Lawrence 401 346 55 5,634 16 +9 -
Washington 871 833 38 17,332 13 +9 -
Westmoreland 1,573 1,530 43 32,609 47 +18 -

 

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 8/12/2020
County Total Tested per 100K 1 Change from 8/5 Cases per 100K 2 Change from 8/5
Pennsylvania 10,891 8.4% 85.31 -11.4%
10-County Region 9,732 8.9% 98.19 -17.8%
Allegheny 10,954 8.2% 110.97 -26.2%
Armstrong 6,908 9.4% 84.43 -16.4%
Beaver 8,955 10.9% 104.86 -21.5%
Butler 8,289 11.1% 58.42 -1.8%
Fayette 8,103 12.6% 173.86 60.8%
Greene 8,715 7.5% 40.38 -21.1%
Indiana 7,666 9.0% 109.61 -4.1%
Lawrence 6,906 10.4% 93.84 -19.6%
Washington 8,771 10.2% 77.57 -11.5%
Westmoreland 9,635 7.6% 62.58 -14.9%

 

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 8/12/2020
County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 178 1,881 566
Allegheny 89 1,018 351
Armstrong 7 40 9
Beaver 8 483 70
Butler 15 27 17
Fayette 6 9 11
Greene 2 2 2
Indiana 11 29 10
Lawrence 8 47 38
Washington 10 36 8
Westmoreland 22 190 50

 

State Coronavirus Updates

  • 8.11.2020 Governor Wolf
    • Press conference around a manufacturing expansion that is focusing on COVID testing.
  • Wolf Administration: Medical Device Company OraSure Expansion to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capabilities, Bring New Jobs: Governor Tom Wolf announced that OraSure Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of rapid diagnostic tests, collection and stabilization devices headquartered in Northampton County, will expand its manufacturing operations in the Lehigh Valley, creating 177 new, full-time jobs and retaining 233 jobs. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020081193.HTM

 

Regional Coronavirus Updates

 

Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Labor
    • Statement By U.S. Secretary Of Labor Scalia On Presidential Memorandum Authorizing The Other Needs Assistance Program For Major Disaster Declarations Related To Coronavirus Disease 2019: S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding the signed Presidential Memorandum Authorizing the Other Needs Assistance Program for Major Disaster Declarations Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Read more: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20200808
    • ICYMI: U.S. Department Of Labor Acts To Help American Workers And Employers During The Coronavirus Pandemic: Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic. Read more: hhttps://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20200809
  • National Institutes of Health
    • Clinical trials of monoclonal antibodies to prevent COVID-19 now enrolling: Two Phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials testing whether experimental monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) can prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are now enrolling healthy adults at clinical trial sites in the United States. Many of the trial sites and study investigators are part of the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN), recently established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The trials are enrolling adults who are at risk of infection due to close contact at work or home to persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read more: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/clinical-trials-monoclonal-antibodies-prevent-covid-19-now-enrolling

 

National Coronavirus Updates

Back to Pittsburgh Region Response To COVID-19

UPDATE: August 10, 2020 3PM

 

COVID-19 Cases by Geography to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 8/10/2020
County Total Cases 1 Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests 2 Deaths New cases since 8/9 New deaths since 8/9
Pennsylvania 119,453 116,098 3,355 1,240,830 7,317 +601 +3
10-County Region 14,884 14,367 517 228,050 448 +144 +1
Allegheny 8,932 8,695 237 122,615 247 +75 -
Armstrong 216 215 1 4,275 7 +4 -
Beaver 1,326 1,289 37 13,391 92 +10 -
Butler 671 612 59 14,202 15 +10 -
Fayette 501 482 19 9,801 5 +11 -
Greene 116 106 10 3,035 1 - -
Indiana 322 302 20 6,123 6 +2 -
Lawrence 392 338 54 5,501 16 +1 -
Washington 855 818 37 16,985 13 +15 +1
Westmoreland 1,553 1,510 43 32,122 46 +16 -

 

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 8/10/2020
County Total Tested per 100K 1 Change from 8/3 Cases per 100K 2 Change from 8/3
Pennsylvania 10,635 8.3% 87.47 -9.9%
10-County Region 9,526 9.1% 103.29 -17.1%
Allegheny 10,734 8.7% 118.97 -22.2%
Armstrong 6,771 10.0% 75.38 -27.5%
Beaver 8,818 13.2% 119.24 -26.0%
Butler 7,972 10.0% 58.42 -12.1%
Fayette 7,787 10.2% 141.36 31.7%
Greene 8,483 5.8% 45.77 -22.7%
Indiana 7,516 9.5% 115.45 4.2%
Lawrence 6,744 10.4% 115.58 -11.4%
Washington 8,596 10.5% 83.84 -5.4%
Westmoreland 9,493 7.9% 67.65 -15.2%

 

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 8/10/2020
County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 176 1,856 558
Allegheny 88 1,002 343
Armstrong 7 38 9
Beaver 7 481 70
Butler 15 25 17
Fayette 6 9 11
Greene 2 2 2
Indiana 11 29 10
Lawrence 8 46 38
Washington 10 34 8
Westmoreland 22 190 50

 

State Coronavirus Updates

  • Pennsylvania Shares Update on COVID-19 Dashboard, Mitigation Efforts in Long-Term Care Facilities: Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard, comparing the seven-day period of July 31 – August 6 to the previous seven days, July 24 – July 30, along with an update on mitigation efforts in all long-term care facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080780.HTM
  • Human Services, Agriculture Secretaries Remind Pennsylvanians of Food Assistance Resources, Encourage Support of Charitable Food Networks: “Difficult circumstances created by the pandemic have not subsided, and many families around Pennsylvania still must endure challenges that come from COVID-19’s effect on food security,” said Secretary Miller. “Schools often provide at least one or two nutritious meals each day for students, but as summer continues and schools remain closed, students still need to eat breakfast and lunch. That’s where programs like Power Packs Project come in, bridging the gap when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. We know that going without meals can jeopardize children’s health and development, and the Wolf Administration is committed to doing everything it can to support families and connect them with the resources they need to get through this trying time. We are incredibly grateful to programs like Power Packs Project for their commitment to the communities they serve.” Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080784.HTM
  • Gov. Wolf Announces $96 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: Governor Tom Wolf announced that $96 million in state grants have been awarded to 4,933 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent business closure order. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020081091.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Provides Additional Recommendations to Help Schools Safely Navigate COVID-19: The Pennsylvania departments of Health (DOH) and Education (PDE) provided school administrators and governing bodies with recommendations as to which instructional models they should consider implementing based on the changing levels of community transmission of COVID-19 in their counties.Opens In A New Window These recommendations are intended to help schools safely provide instruction to students as they progress through the 2020-21 academic year. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020081076.HTM
  • Department of Health: Take Proper Steps to Protect Yourself and Baby While Breastfeeding during COVID-19: “Breastmilk contains antibodies that fight infection and boost the baby's immune system. If a mother or baby become sick, the best thing the mother can do is continue breastfeeding to provide her baby with human antibodies. Human milk is the safest food in an emergency, as it contains the proper vitamins and minerals for healthy growth in infants.” Breastfeeding mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and choose to breastfeed and/or express breast milk should:
    • Wear a cloth face covering while feeding and during expression of milk;
    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before each feeding, before touching any pump or bottle parts, and before expressing breast milk;
    • Use a dedicated breast pump (not shared);
    • Follow recommendations for proper pump cleaning after each use; and
    • If possible, expressed breast milk should be fed to the infant by a healthy caregiver who does not have COVID-19, is not at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and is living in the same home.

Read more: https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/Health-details.aspx?newsid=950

 

Regional Coronavirus Updates

 

Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • Department of Health and Human Services
    • HHS Announces Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund for Nursing Homes: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing the details of the next CARES Act-authorized nursing home Provider Relief Fund (PRF) distribution. Consistent with the Administration’s announcement in late July, the PRF distribution will total approximately $5 billion, and will be used to protect residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities from the impact of COVID-19. Read more: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/07/hhs-announces-allocations-of-cares-act-provider-relief-fund-for-nursing-homes.html

 

National Coronavirus Updates

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UPDATE: August 7, 2020 1PM

COVID-19 Cases by Geography to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 8/7/2020
County Total Cases 1 Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests 2 Deaths New cases since 8/6 New deaths since 8/6
Pennsylvania 117,279 113,969 3,310 1,199,620 7,297 +758 +15
10-County Region 14,455 13,949 506 220,418 441 +179 +3
Allegheny 8,709 8,477 232 118,859 244 +97 +1
Armstrong 204 203 1 4,126 6 +4 -
Beaver 1,294 1,257 37 12,675 91 +14 -
Butler 645 590 55 13,773 15 +8 -
Fayette 472 454 18 9,494 5 +7 -
Greene 112 103 9 2,958 1 +2 -
Indiana 309 288 21 5,944 6 +12 -
Lawrence 389 333 56 5,284 15 +6 +1
Washington 821 784 37 16,244 12 +13 +1
Westmoreland 1,500 1,460 40 31,061 46 +16 -

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 8/7/2020
County Total Tested per 100K 1 Change from 7/31 Cases per 100K 2 Change from 7/31
Pennsylvania 9,824 9.2% 97.07 -0.8%
10-County Region 8,728 11.0% 124.58 -15.7%
Allegheny 9,879 11.0% 152.99 -23.2%
Armstrong 6,152 11.7% 104.02 -13.8%
Beaver 7,789 11.3% 161.18 -4.6%
Butler 7,249 16.6% 66.46 -6.8%
Fayette 7,067 11.8% 107.34 26.8%
Greene 8,015 15.4% 59.23 -24.1%
Indiana 6,861 8.8% 110.78 41.8%
Lawrence 6,110 11.8% 130.46 21.3%
Washington 7,781 10.6% 88.65 -18.9%
Westmoreland 8,797 8.3% 79.77 -6.6%

 

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 8/7/2020
County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 173 1,809 514
Allegheny 87 965 307
Armstrong 7 37 9
Beaver 7 479 69
Butler 14 24 17
Fayette 6 9 10
Greene 2 2 2
Indiana 11 29 10
Lawrence 8 47 32
Washington 10 29 8
Westmoreland 21 188 50

 

State Coronavirus Updates

  • Wolf Administration Provides Recommendation for School and Recreational Youth Sports: The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education jointly recommended that Pre-K–12 school and recreational youth sports be postponed until at least Jan. 1, 2021, to protect children and teens from COVID-19. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080667.HTM
  • Gov. Wolf: $10.5 Million to Help Career and Technical Education Centers Resume Operations: Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating approximately $10.5 million to Career and Technical Education Centers (CTC) to assist them in implementing public health and safety plans and help them to resume operations. CTC Equity grants provide funding to support effective continuity of education programs such as summer and other expanded programming, and industry credential assessments for students enrolled in CTCs negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080677.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Highlights Increased Efforts to Expand COVID-19 Testing Availability: Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine highlighted ongoing efforts to expand testing across Pennsylvania to ensure that every Pennsylvanian who wants a test can get one.  Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080690.HTM
  • First Lady, Agriculture Secretary: Every Pennsylvanian Deserves Access to Fresh, Local Food: First Lady Frances Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will be joined by Congressman Dwight Evans and food industry leaders to discuss how Pennsylvania’s $10 million Fresh Food Financing Initiative aims to address hunger, food insecurity and food apartheid in the commonwealth while simultaneously increasing market opportunities for Pennsylvania’s agriculture producers. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080696.HTM
  • Wolf Administration Applauds Pennsylvania Business that Responded to Manufacturing Call to Action: Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Actuated Medical, a manufacturer in Centre County that developed face shields in response to the state’s critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) through DCED’s Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal(MCAP), which mobilized manufacturers producing COVID-19-related products and supplies or could pivot to producing COVID-19-related supplies. As of the end of July 2020, the MCAP received 2,118 submissions for face shield production. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080793.HTM

 

Regional Coronavirus Updates

 

Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of State
    • Lifting of Global Level 4 Global Health Advisory - Global Level 4 Health Advisory, issued on March 19, 2020, advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. The Department is returning to the previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with Levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions). The most recent review from the European Council on July 30, 2020 still blocks entry to U.S. tourists, and the U.K. requires travelers from the U.S. to quarantine for 14 days. Read more: https://www.state.gov/lifting-of-global-level-4-global-health-advisory/

 

National Coronavirus Updates

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UPDATE: August 5, 2020 3PM

COVID-19 Cases by Geography to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 8/5/2020
County Total Cases 1 Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests 2 Deaths New cases since 8/4 New deaths since 8/4
Pennsylvania 115,714 112,462 3,252 1,169,011 7,244 +705 +12
10-County Region 14,044 13,554 490 213,913 429 +135 +2
Allegheny 8,512 8,281 231 115,534 239 +70 +2
Armstrong 196 195 1 3,993 6 +4 -
Beaver 1,269 1,234 35 12,206 89 +8 -
Butler 624 573 51 13,293 15 +9 -
Fayette 431 414 17 9,090 4 +8 -
Greene 110 102 8 2,902 1 - -
Indiana 283 263 20 5,749 6 +4 -
Lawrence 359 309 50 5,109 12 +6 -
Washington 785 746 39 15,730 11 +12 -
Westmoreland 1,475 1,437 38 30,307 46 +11 -

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 8/5/2020
County Total Tested per 100K 1 Change from 7/29 Cases per 100K 2 Change from 7/29
Pennsylvania 9,824 9.2% 97.07 -0.8%
10-County Region 8,728 11.0% 124.58 -15.7%
Allegheny 9,879 11.0% 152.99 -23.2%
Armstrong 6,152 11.7% 104.02 -13.8%
Beaver 7,789 11.3% 161.18 -4.6%
Butler 7,249 16.6% 66.46 -6.8%
Fayette 7,067 11.8% 107.34 26.8%
Greene 8,015 15.4% 59.23 -24.1%
Indiana 6,861 8.8% 110.78 41.8%
Lawrence 6,110 11.8% 130.46 21.3%
Washington 7,781 10.6% 88.65 -18.9%
Westmoreland 8,797 8.3% 79.77 -6.6%

 

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 8/5/2020
County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 173 1,772 503
Allegheny 87 933 302
Armstrong 7 37 9
Beaver 7 479 69
Butler 14 24 17
Fayette 6 9 10
Greene 2 2 2
Indiana 11 29 10
Lawrence 8 42 26
Washington 10 29 8
Westmoreland 21 188 50

 

State Coronavirus Updates

  • L&I Holding Virtual Town Hall on Unemployment Benefits Tomorrow Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1 p.m.: Pennsylvanians can ask questions directly to unemployment compensation experts during the Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) eleventh live virtual town hall from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 6, 2020. The event will feature information about regular unemployment compensation (UC) and other federal COVID-19-related benefits programs. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080590.HTM

 

Regional Coronavirus Updates

 

Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • Census Bureau
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Considerations for Community-Based Organizations: As some community-based organizations (CBOs) begin to resume or increase their level of activities, CDC offers the following considerations for ways these organizations can help protect individuals and communities and slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). CBOs can play a vital role in maintaining community morale and cohesion. They can also serve as a crucial link between communities and local health and other officials, providing insight about the feasibility and acceptability of proposed mitigation strategies and informing authorities about resources and needs in their communities. Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/community-based.html
    • When to Quarantine: Recent updates to quarantining guidelines. Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
  • Department of Health and Human Services

 

National Coronavirus Updates

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COVID-19 Cases by Geography to Date
per Pennsylvania Department of Health
Data updated as of 12:00pm on 8/3/2020
County Total Cases 1 Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Negative Tests 2 Deaths New cases since 8/2 New deaths since 8/2
Pennsylvania 114,155 110,970 3,185 1,142,414 7,209 +565 -
10-County Region 13,708 13,230 478 208,875 424 +120 -
Allegheny 8,310 8,081 229 112,762 234 +68 -
Armstrong 188 187 1 3,893 6 +1 -
Beaver 1,237 1,204 33 11,762 89 +5 -
Butler 605 556 49 12,920 15 +3 -
Fayette 414 397 17 8,935 4 +6 -
Greene 109 103 6 2,868 1 +1 -
Indiana 275 255 20 5,609 6 +3 -
Lawrence 349 302 47 4,990 12 +6 -
Washington 764 726 38 15,385 11 +8 -
Westmoreland 1,457 1,419 38 29,751 46 +19 -

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 8/3/2020
County Total Tested per 100K 1 Change from 7/27 Cases per 100K 2 Change from 7/27
Pennsylvania 9,824 9.2% 97.07 -0.8%
10-County Region 8,728 14.0% 124.58 -15.7%
Allegheny 9,879 11.0% 152.99 -23.2%
Armstrong 6,152 11.7% 104.02 -13.8%
Beaver 7,789 11.3% 161.18 -4.6%
Butler 7,249 16.6% 66.46 -6.8%
Fayette 7,067 11.8% 107.34 26.8%
Greene 8,015 15.4% 59.23 -24.1%
Indiana 6,861 8.8% 110.78 41.8%
Lawrence 6,110 11.8% 130.46 21.3%
Washington 7,781 10.6% 88.65 -18.9%
Westmoreland 8,797 8.3% 79.77 -6.6%

 

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 8/3/2020
County Facilities with Cases Cases Among Residents Cases Among Employees
10-County Region 167 1,739 479
Allegheny 82 908 281
Armstrong 7 34 9
Beaver 7 477 68
Butler 15 24 17
Fayette 6 9 10
Greene 1 2 1
Indiana 11 29 10
Lawrence 8 42 25
Washington 9 26 8
Westmoreland 21 188 50

 

State Coronavirus Updates

  • 8.3.2020 Governor Wolf
    • Press Conference on Local Law Enforcement in Important Roles Education and Understanding Play in Enforcement of COVID-19 Orders at Susquehanna County Police Department
  • Gov. Wolf: $28 Million to Help Higher Education Resume Operations: Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating approximately $28 million to postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers to assist them in implementing public health and safety plans and help them to resume operations in the fall. The funding will be used to help keep students, faculty, and staff safe and assist institutions in meeting the unique challenges of providing instruction during COVID-19. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080384.HTM
  • Wolf Administration, Local Law Enforcement Stress Important Roles Education and Understanding Play in Enforcement of COVID-19 Orders: Governor Tom Wolf visited the Susquehanna Township Police headquarters to discuss the important roles education and understanding play in the enforcement of the various COVID-19 mitigation orders in place across the state. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080385.HTM
  • Department of Health Continues to Increase Testing in Several Regions: The Department of Health announced that beginning Wednesday, August 5, various Walmart locations across the state will begin providing drive-thru testing for residents living in areas where there is a need for testing sites. Read more: https://dingo.telicon.com/PA/library/2020/2020080387.HTM
  • Future students could pay more after pandemic costs universities millions in refunds and safety measures: The full cost of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities won’t be known for a while, but rough estimates of the losses and unexpected expenses already adds up to the hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/how-is-the-pandemic-affecting-your-college-or-university-here-are-some-examples.html

 

Regional Coronavirus Updates

 

Federal Coronavirus Updates

  • National Institutes of Health
    • NIH delivering new COVID-19 testing technologies to meet U.S. demand: The National Institutes of Health is investing $248.7 million in new technologies to address challenges associated with COVID-19 testing (which detects SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus). NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative has awarded contracts to seven biomedical diagnostic companies to support a range of new lab-based and point-of-care tests that could significantly increase the number, type and availability of tests by millions per week as early as September 2020. With national demand estimated to be millions more tests per day above current levels, these technologies are expected to make a significant contribution to expanding the nation’s testing capacity. Read more: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-delivering-new-covid-19-testing-technologies-meet-us-demand
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 

National Coronavirus Updates

  • According to CNN, as of 2:00pm on Monday, August 3, 2020, there are 155,062 coronavirus-related deaths and 4,687,828 total positive cases in the United States.
  • Birx Warns U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is In 'New Phase' As Cases And Deaths Climb: White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said on Sunday that the U.S. is in a "new phase" of the pandemic, urging people to follow public health guidance as cases continue to climb in many parts of the United States. Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/08/02/898330198/birx-warns-u-s-coronavirus-epidemic-is-in-new-phase-as-cases-and-deaths-climb
  • U.S. lacks plan for getting vaccine to communities of color devastated by virus:  The United States is mounting the largest vaccination effort in its history — without a plan on how to reach racial and ethnic groups that have not only been devastated by the virus but are often skeptical about government outreach in their communities. Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/03/vaccine-minority-communities-389878
  • Coronavirus creates election worker shortage ahead of November:  First it was toilet paper. Then it was cleaning supplies. Now, a new coronavirus-era shortage is threatening the November election: Poll workers. Recruiting volunteers to check in voters, supply ballots and deal with issues has never been easy for election administrators. But in interviews and public statements, more than a dozen election administrators and voting advocates warned that slow poll worker recruitment could be a major vulnerability for the 2020 election. Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/03/vaccine-minority-communities-389878
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