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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - May 30, 2020


Bucks County Coronavirus Summary
Welcome to the Bucks County 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) guide. This page has the latest information on coronavirus in the county, updated daily.

PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 680 new positives bring statewide total to 71,415
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon May 30 that there are 680 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 71,415. Today, the state is reporting 73 new deaths and a total to 5,537 total deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 5,050 cases and a total of 501 deaths; Chester County 2,669 cases and 280 deaths; Delaware County 6,420 cases and 558 deaths; Lehigh County 3,747 cases and 228 deaths; Montgomery County 7,006 cases and 682 deaths; Northampton County 3,062 cases and 210 deaths; Philadelphia 18,347 cases and 1,308 deaths. There are 375,731 patients in the state who have tested negative to date. In the state there are 616 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. The recovery rate has been 66 percent.


Gov. Wolf signs budget to sustain education, support communities amid pandemic
As Pennsylvania continues to address public health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a state budget that will provide 12 months of sustained public education funding at 2019-20 levels and makes important investments in communities and programs to help begin to restore the economy. “Education must remain a priority even during a pandemic and this budget provides schools with the stability to continue building on the progress we have made to prepare our children for a successful future,” said Wolf. “Reaching an early budget agreement under these challenging circumstances is encouraging as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19.”

Pastors sue New Jersey governor for not deeming churches essential
Yesterday, 27 churches sued New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, in District Court for not deeming churches as essential, which prohibits them from reopening, even under CDC guidelines. The complaint argues Murphy is unconstitutionally preventing the free exercise of faith of hundreds of thousands of New Jersey citizens by keeping church doors forcibly closed.

Gov. Wolf: State continues phased reopening with 16 more counties set to go green on June 5
With more than 80% of the state in some phase of reopening, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 16 additional counties will take another step forward and move to green effective 12:01 a.m., June 5. Counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland.

Health & Wellness

Hunterdon Medical Center’s Sand Hill Laboratory to close
As of May 31, Hunterdon Medical Center will close the outpatient laboratory servicing center located in the Sand Hill Professional Building in Flemington, N.J.