Department of Health Provides Update on
COVID-19, 531 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 2,218
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March
27, that there are 531 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the
statewide total to 2,218 in 50 counties. The department also reported six
new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 22.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either
in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
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.”
21,016 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have
tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Less than 1%
are aged 0-4;
- Less than 1%
are aged 5-12;
- Nearly 2%
are aged 13-18;
- 11% are aged
- 40% are aged
- Nearly 28%
are aged 50-64; and
- 18% are aged
65 or older.
Most of the
patients hospitalized are aged 25-49, and most of the deaths have occurred in
patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is
March 26, 2020 Susquehanna County is confirming that a resident has tested
positive for the Covid-19 virus. No details have been released to the County
related to the nature of the case.
The County Board of Commissioners encourages all residents to
follow the recommendations set in place by the State of Pennsylvania, the
Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the Federal Government.
This includes social distancing and decreasing unnecessary travel. We will continue to post the latest
information on our website and face book page.
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SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY IN STATE OF EMERGENCY
Susquehanna County Commissioners have been intensely focused on the evolving
Coronavirus crisis and the impact on all aspects of our daily lives. “We have the highest regard for the health
and safety of all County residents and visitors to our County and continue to
do all we can to protect them.” In this
regard, the Susquehanna County Commissioners have signed a Declaration of
Disaster Emergency effective March 19, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus
declaration directs the Susquehanna County Emergency Management Agency to
coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate
action needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, to aid in the
restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency
response actions deemed necessary. As
of Monday, March 23, 2020 all County buildings are open for emergency and
essential functions by appointment only. Appointments can be requested by
calling the Department directly or by calling 570-278-4600.
In an effort to further restrict potential
COVID-19 exposure within the courts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced
that all Pennsylvania courts – including trial and intermediate appellate
courts – are closed to the public for non-essential functions through at least
April 3, 2020. The Court of Common Pleas of Susquehanna County will remain open
for essential judicial functions. If you
have any questions, please contact Court Administration at 570-278-6673.
County Commissioners strongly encourage all residents to follow the information
released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health ( https://www.health.pa.gov ) and the US Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention ( https://www.cdc.gov ). The most
recent information, recommendations, and resources can be found on their
websites. A page dedicated to Covid-19
has been placed on the Susquehanna County Website ( http://www.susqco.com ) . Information
regarding items such as the blood shortage, food pantries and food distribution
plans are being updated here as well.
Declaration of Emergency.03.19.20220.pdf
The Susquehanna County Commissioners and all County employees are closely monitoring the events surrounding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak throughout the world, the US, and Pennsylvania. It is strongly encouraged that all residents follow the information released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health ( https://www.health.pa.gov ) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( https://www.cdc.gov ). The most recent information, recommendations, and resources can be found on their websites.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats. The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
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