BREAKING NEWS: 506 COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania and rising


On Sunday evening, Pennsylvania reached a grim milestone during the COVID-19 pandemic surpassing 500 positive case results.

At this writing, there have been 3 deaths in the state attributed to the novel coronavirus.

According to the numbers of Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases tracked by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Pennsylvania currently has 506 active cases.

There has yet to be a positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Lycoming or Clinton County.

Only New York state currently has more than 2,000 cases with 15,793 total cases of which 15,676 are active cases, and 117 deceased.

Washington, New Jersey, California, Illinois, Michigan have more than 1,000 cases.

Pennsylvania joins Louisiana, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, Georgia and Tennsessee with more that 500 cases.

At a noon press conference on Sunday, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine provided the following statistics; statewide, there are 479 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs.

There are 4,964 patients who have tested negative, and two total deaths. With commercial labs being the primary testing option for most Pennsylvanians, data is not available on the total number of tests pending.

Dr. Levin reiterated, “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.”

Neighboring states totals:

New York – 15,793 total cases, 15,676 active cases, 117 deceased

New Jersey – 1,914 total cases, 1,894 active cases, 20 deceased

Ohio – 355 total cases, 352 active cases, 3 deceased

Maryland – 244 cases, 244 active cases, 3 deceased

Delaware – 56 total cases, 56 active cases, 0 deceased

West Virginia – 12 total cases, 12 active cases, 0 deceased

At this writing, according to the JHU website, the United States now ranks third in confirmed COVID-19 cases at 33,276 behind only 81,409 in China and 59,138 Italy.

Globally there are 335,991 cases at this writing, 14,641 deceased and 98,328 totally recovered.