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First death in Pennsylvania related to COVID-19


Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today confirmed the state’s first COVID-19-related death, an adult from Northampton County. This individual was being treated at a hospital.

Statewide, there are 133 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs.

There are 1,187 patients who have tested negative. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.

The Disease Control and Prevention Act protects the right to privacy and confidentiality of Pennsylvanians, so at this time, there is no additional information available about the patient.


Harrisburg, PA (AP) — Pennsylvania has reported its first death from the new coronavirus.

The state Department of Health identified the victim as an adult from Northampton County and said the person was treated at a hospital.

No other details were released Wednesday.

State officials announced a nearly 40% jump in the number of confirmed cases.

Gov. Tom Wolf is imploring Pennsylvania residents to stay home, calling it a matter of life or death.

His administration, meanwhile, promised a crackdown on bars and restaurants that fail to adhere to Wolf’s order to stop serving food and drink on-site.