COVID-19: Monday Update from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

The latest number of cases and deaths can be found here.

May 18, 2020 - 1:22 pm

May 18th, 2020: The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 822 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 63,056. 

The PA DOH also confirmed 87 new deaths bringing the statewide total to 4,505 total deaths.  

“As counties move from red to yellow, we need all Pennsylvanians to continue to follow the social distancing and mitigation efforts in place,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, which includes our seniors, those with underlying health issues, our healthcare workers and our first responders. I am proud of the work that Pennsylvanians have done so far, but we cannot stop now, we must continue to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19.”

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.  In nursing and personal care homes, there are 13,626 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,111 cases among employees, for a total of 15,737 at 561 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of Pennsylvania's total deaths, 3,086 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. 

Approximately 4,479 of Pennsylvania's total cases are in health care workers.

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