Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Department of Health on Monday. This new number increases the total amount of cases in the state to 76.
Also on Monday, Pennsylvania’s first pediatric case was reported. Health officials said that a 2-year-old girl who resides in New Hanover tested presumptive positive. It is known that the child lives with someone who had direct contact with a person who tested presumptive positive.
Eastern Pennsylvania is the area that has reported most of the 76 cases positive cases. Montgomery County has been the most affected with 30 cases.
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According to health officials, most patients have been isolated in their homes while a few are being treated in hospitals. The confirmed cases largely have been traced back to contact with the new coronavirus in another state or country.
Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all restaurants and bars to close their dine-in facilities starting Monday in five heavily populated counties. The order, issued late Sunday night, followed Pittsburgh’s announcement of a ban on public gatherings of 50 people or more.
Fortunately, the vast majority of people recover.
Here is a breakdown of coronavirus cases in the state:
– Allegheny County: 5
– Bucks County: 5
– Chester County: 2
– Cumberland County: 5
– Delaware County: 7
– Lehigh County: 1
– Luzerne County: 1
– Monroe County: 8
– Montgomery County: 30
– Northampton County: 1
– Philadelphia County: 10
– Pike County: 1
– Washington County: 1
– Wayne County: 1