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March 17, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 20 New Positives, Bringing Statewide Total to 96

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that as of March 17 at 12:00 AM, there are 20 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth, bringing the statewide total to 96. All are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

The additional cases are as follows: two in Allegheny County; one in Beaver County; three in Bucks County; two in Chester County; five in Cumberland County; two in Delaware County; two in Montgomery County; two in Philadelphia County; and one in Washington County.

"Our reporting has shifted to a daily update at noon based on results reported to the department by 12:00 AM, as the volume of test results continue to increase," Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. "Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm; stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is stay home."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Randy Padfield, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Randy Padfield, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Neil Weaver, executive deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Randy Padfield, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17889_DOH_Corona_Update_96_NK_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Neil Weaver, executive deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, speaks during a press conference, announcing the 96th presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.