Officials say that out of the 384 cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County, 310 are located in Hazleton City.
"In a matter of two weeks, Luzerne County went from 1 case to 384 cases" Senator John Yudichak posted to social media, pleading residents to stay home. "We want every citizen to understand this is a life or death decision. Please stay home, Quedarse en casa."
Yudichak also posted that about 18% of people are following social distancing guidelines in the Hazleton area. Mayor Jeff Cusat posted a similar post: "82% of Hazleton is not social distancing".
Lehigh Valley Health Network also released a plea for the community to stay home and practice social distancing, saying that "Over 300 positive cases have been identified and this number is projected to grow by 40-60 positive cases a day."
Here are LVHN's strong recommendations:
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