Pa. Coronavirus update: 565 new cases, no new COVID-19 deaths reported; Storm preparation in the age of coronavirus; Leh Valley Walmart to offer trial | Pa. COVID-19 County Case Map (08/03/20)


For the first time since March, Pennsylvania has not reported any new deaths from coronovirus, leading to the state’s COVID-19 death of 7,209.

Also, according to the daily report of the state health department, Pa. The number of coronavirus cases increased to 565. The statewide case count now stands at 114,155.

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Meanwhile, as tropical storm Isis stepped into the east coast, threatening a few inches of rain and wind for eastern Pennsylvania, state officials have issued a storm-preparedness advisory responsible for the COVID-19 epidemic.

And locally, Leh Valley residents may soon undergo coronovirus testing at a Walmart drive-through site.

Here are your Pennsylvania Coronavirus updates for August 3, 2020.

No new COVID-19 deaths in Pa.

Coronovirus was last killed in Pennsylvania on March 22 without any report. At that time there were 479 cases and two deaths in Pennsylvania. Just a few days ago, non-living subsistence businesses were ordered to close.

The data usually lags behind in the weekend, however. Reports of single-digit deaths from the weekend have been offset by counting in teens, 20s and 30s, compared to the previous month, although the overall rate of deaths has declined.

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Nevertheless, the day of any new COVID-19 deaths is not notable.

“This is encouraging,” Nate Wardley, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, told lehighvalleylive.com, “as is our recent decrease in mortality. We need people to understand that mitigation steps in place reduce the likelihood of risk Helping to do. Wearing a mask, social disturbances, washing your hands, staying away from large gatherings, avoiding travel to hot spot states and staying at home will help us if you are sick because we find the number of cases in pa Work to reduce, and keep us. Mortality is low. “

As of Monday, Pennsylvania has killed 12 coronoviruses a day in the past seven days, down from 15 a week earlier. Six of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties have all died.

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Coronavirus in Pa.

The 565 new positive coronavirus cases reported are typically the smallest in Pennsylvania from July 13 through Monday.

The state’s seven-day average cases have now fallen in five days, an average of 975 cases a day from Wednesday to Monday, 842.

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The seven-day rate of positive tests for individual patients has fallen to 5.6% on Monday, from 5.9% a week earlier.

The state Department of Health estimates that 76% of Pennsylvania coronavirus patients have recovered so far.

(more: Pa. With interactive charts. How to interpret COVID-19 data)

COVID-19 cases have increased in younger adults, but are those 65 and older who are often hospitalized or die of infection.

The Department of Health states that people aged 19 to 24 reported about 17% of COVID-19 cases in the northeast region last month, including the Leh Valley, compared to 6% in April.

As of Monday, nursing home residents represented 17% of Pennsylvania cases but 68% of deaths.

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Coronavirus in Leh Valley

New coronovirus cases in the Leh Valley re-added single digits to the state’s Department of Health report on Monday, which comes on weekends, when data usually lag behind.

The two-county Leh Valley now totals a total of 8,716 coronovirus cases and 625 deaths. He breaks down:

  • 4,853 cases and 335 deaths in Leh County, an increase of four new cases and no deaths on the last day.
  • Northampton County has 3,863 cases and 290 deaths, an increase of three new cases and no deaths on the last day.

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A new drive-through coronavirus test location will open Wednesday at the Walmart Supercenter on Macarthur Road in Whitehall Township. The state’s health department announced that the site would test 50 registered patients from 9 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday. Registration is required at least one day in advance.

(more: The Leh Valley Valley Walmart is part of the new drive-through COVID-19 test sites in Pa.)

The site is one of nine new Walmart drive-throughs announced Monday and hundreds of test sites around Pennsylvania.

COVID-19 storm preparations

Pennsylvania is not a coastal state, but it is not immune to the effects of hurricanes. Case in point: Tropical Storm Isias is expected to receive at least two inches of rain in eastern Pennsylvania, including the Leh Valley, through Tuesday.

Beyond this, Gov. Tom Wolf and Leh County issued separate advisories last week urging the preparation of the storm at the age of coronovirus.

The basic advice has not changed: keep an emergency kit with non-perishable food, bottled water, medicine and any other requirements such as baby supplies or pet food. First aid kit with flashlight and extra battery is also available. Make an emergency plan with your family, including how to keep in touch when they are separated.

This year, however, families have also been told to keep an extra clean mask or face shield for each member of the family. The Governor’s Office stated that face-covering during withdrawal may be particularly important when there is an increased risk of COVID-19.

Masks are required in most public places except under specific circumstances, storm or not.

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