Health Care

The latest on COVID-19 in Pa.: 4,087 confirmed cases in 59 counties

Welcome to the Capital-Star’s COVID-19 dashboard, where we’re tracking new COVID-19 cases and testing data based on the latest information from state health officials. Our interactive graphics are updated at roughly noon each day with...

COVID-19 in Philly: City opens more meal distribution sites, how many people are sick...

The new sites, which include houses of worship, will offer a box of food per household on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and noon.

6 things you can do to cope with boredom at a time of social...

By Erin C. WestgateMore and more of us are staying home in an attempt to slow down the spreading coronavirus. But being stuck at home can lead to boredom.Boredom is a signal that we’re...

COVID-19 in Pa.: We have to ensure care for our caregivers | Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf and the U.S. Congress need to allocate funds to raise nursing home workers’ wages, for union and non-union workers alike

Allegheny County Jail employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at Allegheny County jail has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Friday.

Wolf expands stay-at-home order to nine more Pa. counties; state tops 2,200 COVID-19 cases

Most of the state's 22 fatalities to date have occurred in patients aged 65 and older. There have been no pediatric deaths so far.

Health care workers from Pa., other states, using expired gear during pandemic and ‘hoping...

States are receiving old or expired medical supplies from the federal stockpile. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advice: Use them anyway.

COVID-19 in Philly: City ends Hahnemann negotiations, will look for other sites

The city was actively negotiating with five or six other facility owners, mostly hotels, to rent out about 800 rooms, officials said.

 ‘The perfect storm:’ How COVID-19 has multiplied the risk for children in abusive households

What’s more, the risks of spreading COVID-19 -- coupled with the restrictions that public officials have put in place to contain it -- are preventing social workers from entering homes to investigate abuse claims, they said.

Health officials confirm 560 new COVID-19 cases; statewide total rises to 1,687

The state has test results for 18,128 people for coronavirus, 16,441 of whom have tested negative.