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Pa. Health Dept.: More than 2,500 hospitalized; 4,394 new COVID cases

BY: - September 22, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,394 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.39 million since the start of the pandemic. Hospitalizations due to the virus also continued to climb, with 2,518 people hospitalized on Wednesday, according to the Health Department’s COVID tracking website. Of those hospitalized with the […]

Pa. General Assembly votes to extend Wolf’s Hurricane Ida disaster declaration

BY: - September 21, 2021

The Ida declaration was extended unanimously. It is the first extension approved by the General Assembly, which allowed Wolf’s COVID-19 and opioid disaster declarations to lapse earlier this year.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 4,939 new COVID cases; 2,386 hospitalized

BY: - September 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,939 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.38 million cases of the virus. Hospitalizations due to the virus also continued to climb, increasing from 2,337 on Monday to 2,386 on Tuesday, according to state data.   Of those hospitalized with the virus, 602 are […]

Pa. Health Dept: More than 12,686 new COVID cases; 2,337 hospitalized

BY: - September 20, 2021

The new cases bring the statewide total to more than 1.38 million cases, according to state health data. 

Pa. Senate Democrats file suit to block GOP subpoenas in 2020 election investigation

BY: - September 18, 2021

The complaint, which was filed Friday night in Commonwealth Court, asks for the state’s judges to block the subpoenas as unconstitutional, claiming that Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are attempting to unlawfully despite the election’s result. 

Two is the limit as Pa.’s state-run liquor stores tackle supply chain disruptions, shortages

BY: - September 17, 2021

The 43 rationed beverages include specific champagnes, bourbons, tequilas, cognacs and whiskeys, according to the AP report.

Pa. General Assembly’s disaster response faces first test with Hurricane Ida

BY: - September 17, 2021

Wolf asked that the Ida declaration be extended until Nov. 29. Such an extension must be approved by a majority vote of the Pennsylvania House and Senate.

Pa. unemployment rate dropped slightly in August

BY: - September 17, 2021

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has decreased for the sixth consecutive month, to 6.4 percent in August, according to state data released Friday. That’s 1.2 percent higher than the national rate of 5.2 percent. Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points lower than its August 2020 level. The […]

Ag. Sect’y Redding announces ‘return’ of Pa. Farm Show in 2022

BY: - September 16, 2021

The 106th Farm Show will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from Jan. 8 - 15, 2022, the Department of Agriculture confirmed. The theme for the 2022 Farm Show will be “harvesting more.”

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,786 new COVID cases; 2,323 hospitalized

BY: - September 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,786 new cases of COVID-19 as of midday Thursday, while the commonwealth saw a slight drop in the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. The new cases bring the statewide total to more than 1.36 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began last March. Hospitalizations decreased slightly Thursday, […]

Report finds 2M Pennsylvanians struggled with food insecurity during the pandemic

BY: - September 15, 2021

In 2020, nearly 1 in 20 Pennsylvanians were “newly food insecure,” meaning they did not have reliable access to adequate, nutritious meals during the pandemic.