Department-of-health

Health officials confirm 1,127 COVID-19 cases; expand stay at home order

BY: - March 25, 2020

In response to the increase in cases, Gov. Tom Wolf announced via a statement that he would expand his stay-at-home order to include Lehigh and Northampton Counties in an effort to mitigate the spread.

Pa. health officials confirm 207 new COVID-19 cases, bringing statewide total to 851

BY: - March 24, 2020

The state also confirmed that the death toll from the virus has risen to seven, with fatalities now being reported in Allegheny, Lackawanna, Monroe, Montgomery and Northampton Counties. 

Health officials confirm 479 COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania, now in 33 counties

BY: - March 22, 2020

Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health have confirmed 479 cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, up from 371 cases on Saturday. The illness is now present in 33 of 67 counties, with a new case confirmed in Dauphin County, the home county for Harrisburg, on Sunday.

37 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as statewide total climbs to 133

BY: - March 18, 2020

Pennsylvania health officials confirmed 37 new positive cases of COVID-19 at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 133. 

Pa. has 10 coronavirus cases, three hospitalized, state officials say

BY: and - March 9, 2020

The cases are so far concentrated in the eastern part of the state. Seven patients reside in suburban Montgomery County; the others live in Monroe, Delaware and Wayne Counties. 

Pa. Sen. Casey calls for ‘accurate information’ on coronavirus as Dems slam Trump response

BY: - March 3, 2020

A Senate panel with oversight on health issues heard from top public officials Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration. 

Advocates, patients ask Legislature to ‘fix’ Pa.’s medical marijuana program

BY: - December 18, 2019

During a Capitol rally Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley chapter of Norml, a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, also called on lawmakers to take marijuana off the state’s list of banned substances, a move that it said would ease anxieties for medical cannabis users.