Pennsylvania recorded zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since late March. The death toll remained at 7,209 on Monday. This comes “while public health officials noted there’s often a lag in reporting of cases and deaths from the weekend,” Fox News said.
According to Fox 29, “the last time that neither the state Department of Health nor a county health department confirmed a new coronavirus death in Pennsylvania was on March 20.”
Deaths have been trending down in the state since mid-May, and infections have been ascending since mid-June.
On Monday, the state Department of Health reported 565 new virus infections. More than 114,000 people in Pennsylvania have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic, Fox News said.
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Penn Live reported that state officials are concerned about the uptick in cases in recent weeks – particularly among younger adults. Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine urge citizens to continue social distancing and wearing masks to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Wolf and Levine emphasized the importance to slow the spread of the virus. They shared this as schools prepare to reopen later this month.
According to Penn Live, Wolf and Levine have said that “the actions of Pennsylvania residents will play a key role in determining if schools can provide in-person instruction or will be compelled to shift to remote instruction.”