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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - July 16, 2020

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This guide with interactive tables, charts and maps illustrates the current status of COVID-19 in Bucks County. These data are updated daily.

See the numbers: Bucks County Coronavirus Summary >>

Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 781 positives bring statewide total to 98,466

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 16, that there are 781 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 98,466. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,957 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 26 new deaths reported.
 
Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 140 cases. Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 132 cases.
 

Numbers by county

- Bucks County: 6,228 cases and 572 deaths
- Chester County: 4,129 cases and 335 deaths
- Delaware County: 7,696 cases and 669 deaths
- Lehigh County: 4,465 cases and 330 deaths
- Montgomery County: 8,999 cases and 835 deaths
- Northampton County: 3,601 cases and 283 deaths
- Philadelphia: 23,395 cases and 1,653 deaths
 
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 9 and July 15 is 142,176 with 5,517 positive cases. There were 20,413 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., July 15. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
There are 6,973 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 16 new deaths reported.

Government

Department of Health highlights June nursing home inspection, sanction information amidst COVID-19 pandemic

In the June 2020 report, Pennsylvania Department of Health nursing home surveyors conducted 269 inspections of nursing homes, including 238 complaint investigations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of these, 105 were COVID-19 specific. In addition, two sanctions were finalized against nursing care facilities, which included the issuance of one provisional two license, and civil penalties totaling $20,560.

Learn more about the surveys and sanctions >> 

Wolf Administration announces targeted mitigation efforts in response to recent COVID-19 case increases

Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation efforts for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework. The new orders took effect at 12:01 a.m. today, Thursday, July 16.

Gov. Tom Wolf had this to say about the decision >>

House majority leader responds to governor’s latest COVID restrictions

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Wednesday responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest COVID-19 restrictions.
 

General Assembly approves proposed constitutional amendment requiring legislative vote on extended disaster declarations

The PA state Senate approved a proposed constitutional amendment yesterday that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, moving the measure one step closer to a voter referendum.



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