COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

COVID-19 in Pa.: Pennsylvania charts highest one-day total at 11,406 cases of COVID-19

Amid an already record-shattering fall surge, Pennsylvania charted its highest, one-day total of new COVID-19 cases to date on Thursday, with 11,406 additional cases,...

Pa. Capitol complex closed to public because of rising COVID-19 cases

In case there was any doubt, there will be no Christmas inside the Capitol this year. On Thursday, officials at the state Department of General...

COVID-19 in Pa.: Health Department announces 8,291 new cases, 194 new fatalities

(*This story was updated at 2:39 p.m. on Wednesday, 12/2/20 with additional comment from Gov. Tom Wolf) More than 4,700 people are hospitalized with COVID-19...

CDC panel advises states to prioritize health care workers, nursing home residents for COVID-19...

The priority groups tapped for the initial wave of vaccines encompass some 24 million Americans: 21 million health care workers and 3 million in nursing homes and assisted-living centers. 

New COVID-19 testing ‘strike teams’ will help Pa. expand its testing capacity, Wolf says

With Pennsylvania facing rising case counts and with thousands hospitalized, the Wolf administration says it's deploying new COVID-19 testing "strike teams" around the state to offer testing to anyone who wants it.

New pandemic relief proposal rolled out by bipartisan group in Congress

While it’s not clear whether the proposal has the support of any legislative leaders or the White House, the renewed push for aid comes at a critical time as infections spiral in many states. 

COVID-19 in Pa.: Health Dept. confirms 5,676 new cases, 180 new deaths

Nearly 1,000 people are in hospital intensive care units statewide as Pennsylvania's fall surge of COVID-19 cases continues seemingly unabated, according to new state...

Senate Republicans silent as another lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

Republicans who control the state Senate ignored requests for comment from the Capital-Star and other news organizations on Monday, even as another lawmaker who attended a hearing in Gettysburg last week tested positive for COVID-19.

Pa. hits hospitalization record as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

More than 4,400 people statewide were in the hospital on Monday with COVID-19 as Pennsylvania’s case count continues to climb. In a statement, the state...

Report: Pa. Sen. Mastriano tested positive for COVID-19 at White House meeting with Trump

A Republican lawmaker from south-central Pennsylvania who has been a leading opponent of the Wolf administration's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic "abruptly left"...