Department of Health Provides
Update on COVID-19, 1,369 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 37,053
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Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April
23, that there are 1,369 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing
the statewide total to 37,053. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases
department is continuing to work to increase the types of cases that are
being added to our death case counts. Today, the state is reporting 1,394
confirmed deaths in Pennsylvania. More information will be provided on
probable deaths during the secretary’s press briefing.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are
either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
see the number of new COVID-19 cases continuously change across the state
that does not mean we can stop practicing social distancing,” Sec. of
Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to stay home to protect
ourselves, our families and our community. If you must go out, please make
as few trips as possible and wear a mask to protect not only yourself, but
others. We need all Pennsylvanians to continue to heed these efforts to
protect our vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our health care workers and
are 142,061 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who
have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Nearly 1% are aged 0-4;
- Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;
- 1% are aged 13-18;
- Nearly 6% are aged 19-24;
- Nearly 39% are aged 25-49;
- Nearly 28% are aged 50-64; and
- Nearly 25% are aged 65 or older.
the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have
occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to
date. More data is available here.
nursing and personal care homes, there are 5,679 resident cases of
COVID-19, and 673 cases among employees, for a total of 6,352 at 408
distinct facilities in 39 counties. Out of our total deaths, 849 have
occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county
breakdown can be found here.
non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are
closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently the
entire state is under a stay-at-home order.
– The Wolf Administration has since noon, April 22:
latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit
“Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.
Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to
reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20
seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not
- Clean surfaces frequently.
- Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially
if you are unwell.
- If you must go out for a life-sustaining reason,
please wear a mask.
Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases,
State Lab Photos, Graphics
Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA,
a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts
like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up
online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.
MEDIA CONTACT: Nate Wardle, Health, 717-787-1783 or email@example.com
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