According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Luzerne County has officially passed 1,000 total positive cases. Today the total for Luzerne County is 1,134. As of yesterday, 849 cases were reported from Hazleton, though these cases may not be reflected in Luzerne County totals because the Health Department tracks cases based on residence.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 8, that there are 1,680 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 16,239. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases of COVID-19. The department also reported 70 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 310. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
In the tri-county area as of today:
Carbon - 76 confirmed cases, 1 death
Luzerne - 1,134 confirmed cases, 11 deaths
Schuylkill - 136 confirmed cases
“Now more than ever, as we continue to see COVID-19 cases and deaths rise in Pennsylvania, we need Pennsylvanians to take action,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Those actions should be to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. If you must go out, please limit it to as few trips as possible and wear a mask to protect not only yourself, but other people as well. We need all Pennsylvanians to heed these efforts to protect our vulnerable Pennsylvanians, and our healthcare workers and frontline responders.”
There are 82,299 patients who have tested negative to date.
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