Saturday’s COVID-19 updates: 16 more Pa. counties prepare to enter ‘green’ phase, 70735 total cases reported in the state – LancasterOnline

Editor’s note: This article will be updated throughout the day with the latest news surrounding COVID-19.


Posted 12:17 p.m

According to the Pa. Department of Health, the number of positive cases has risen to 71,415, a 680 increase from Saturday’s count. The death toll in the state has also risen to 5,537, an increase of 73 from Saturday’s count.


Posted 8:46 a.m.

As of Saturday morning, the Pa. Department of Health has reported 70,735 total COVID-19 cases in the state, including 3,105 in Lancaster County.

The DOH has also confirmed 5,464 total COVID-19 related deaths.


What to know for today

– Gov. Tom Wolf will move 16 more counties into the ‘green phase’ of the reopening process, his administration announced Friday. The 16 western and central Pa. counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Green, Inidana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.

– Lancaster County coroner Dr. Diamantoni has confirmed that the county has seen 292 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

– All remaining counties in the ‘red’ phase will move to the ‘yellow’ phase on June 5.


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