Friday, May 22, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 12 New Positive Cases in Schuylkill County; 1 New Death Reported

On Friday, May 22nd, 2020, Schuylkill County added 12 new Positive COVID-19 cases.

In Schuylkill County, the current total of positive cases in Schuylkill County is 560 with 3,881 having tested negative for the virus.

The Department of Health's updated information as of May 222nd, 2020 reported that Schuylkill County had 1 new death with a new updated total of 26.

The daily update the Department of Health also shows that Pennsylvania diagnosed 866 new cases Statewide since Thursday's update.  The current number of  Statewide confirmed cases is 66,258 as of Midnight.

The Statewide death total stands at 4,984. 

According to the Department of Health 312,743 have tested negative since testing began.

The following stats have been released for Schuylkill County's surrounding counties:

Berks: 3,838 Cases; 283 Deaths (Red Phase)
Carbon: 224 Cases; 22 Deaths (Yellow Phase)
Columbia:  342 Cases; 29 Deaths (Yellow Phase)
Dauphin: 1,049 Cases; 57 Deaths (Red Phase)
Lebanon: 892 Cases; 24 Deaths (Red Phase)
Lehigh:  3,613 Cases; 197 Deaths (Red Phase)
Luzerne: 2,620 Cases; 133 Deaths (Red Phase)
Northumberland: 155 Cases; 2 Deaths (Yellow Phase)

On Friday afternoon, Governor Wolf is expected to announce the guidelines for counties to move to the "Green Phase" as well the next round of counties to move to the "Yellow Phase".

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