The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 24, that there are 207 additional positive cases of COVID-19, and four new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 851 in 40 counties. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
For the sixth day in a row, Pennsylvania has beaten it's previous record of new cases with Carbon County announcing it's first case and Luzerne County's cases tripling from 7 to 21 since Sunday. The state now has a total of 7 deaths.
“Our notable increase in cases over the past few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”
Statewide, there are 851 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. There are 8,643 patients who have tested negative, and seven total deaths. With commercial labs being the primary testing option for most Pennsylvanians, data is not available on the total number of tests pending.
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