June 26 Afternoon Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update
- Lebanon joins green counties on July 3
- Daily DOH Health Data Report
Governor announces Lebanon County going green July 3
Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Lebanon County is slated to move to the green phase of reopening on July 3, putting all 67 counties in green. Twelve counties moved to green today, joining 54 already in the least restrictive phase of reopening.
“We will soon have all of our counties in green,” Gov. Wolf said. “A milestone worth a cautious celebration of the hard work and collaborative spirit of Pennsylvanians. But we must remember that the restrictions that remain in the green phase will help us continue to enjoy the freedoms this phase allows for.”
Daily Department of Health Data Report
On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., June 26, there were 600 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 84,370. Approximately 6,395 of our total cases are in health care workers.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,527 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,162 cases among employees, for a total of 20,689 at 678 distinct facilities in 51 counties. A county breakdown can be found here.
There are 6,579 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 22 new deaths. Out of our total deaths, 4,518 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.
There are 632 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 634,711 patients who have tested negative to date.
Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
- 1% are ages 5-12;
- 2% are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 7% are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
- Nearly 25% are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 28% are ages 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.
Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, June 25:
- Provided an update from Pennsylvania State Police on business closure enforcement actions.
- Updated green phase orders for 12 counties moving to green on June 26.
- Noted businesses joining with Gov. Wolf to endorse mask-wearing requirement.