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Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 362 positives bring statewide total to 79,483


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, June 16, that there are 362 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 79,483. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,276 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 33 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,452 cases and a total of 544 deaths; Chester County 3,343 cases and 309 deaths; Delaware County 6,936 cases and 622 deaths; Lehigh County 3,973 cases and 271 deaths; Montgomery County 7,950 cases and 789 deaths; Northampton County 3,250 cases and 244 deaths; Philadelphia 20,096 cases and 1,518 deaths. There are 496,589 patients in the state

There are 630 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. There are 523,609 patients who have tested negative to date. The recovery rate is at 75 percent.

“With more than half of the state now in the green phase of the process to reopen, it is essential that we continue to take precautions to protect against COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “The commonwealth’s careful, measured approach to reopening is working as we see case counts continue to decline even as many other states see increases. But the virus has not gone away. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”