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February 03, 2020 - Harriburg, PA

Pennsylvania Department of Health Reminds Residents Threat from Coronavirus Remains Low, No Confirmed Cases at This Time

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine reminded Pennsylvanians that the threat from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) remains low. While there have been 11 confirmed cases in the United States, there are no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania currently.

"We are in constant communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are prepared to respond in the case that someone in Pennsylvania tests positive for coronavirus," said Dr. Levine. "It's important to remember that the most accurate and timely information regarding this outbreak is available through our website, health.pa.gov, and our Facebook and Twitter, as well as the CDC's website and social media channels. At this time our risk remains low, and we encourage you to monitor our website and our social media."

As the Wolf Administration and the Department of Health continue to monitor the coronavirus outbreak occurring in China and cases in the United States, the administration emphasized that Asian American/Pacific Islander individuals are at no higher of a risk of carrying the coronavirus than any other individual.