Pennsylvania Department of Health

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Jim Melwert
March 30, 2020 - 6:14 pm
Data shows cases of coronavirus in Montgomery County will peak in about two weeks, “so this is no time to relax.” The county’s commissioner, as well as one of the first patients in the county, emphasize the need for people to take this seriously. Read more here.
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Glen Mills Schools
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Mike Dougherty
March 28, 2020 - 10:33 am
Construction began Saturday on an overflow medical site set to aid coronavirus response. Read more here.
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Bunker Gun Shop in Warminster.
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KYW Staff
March 25, 2020 - 11:56 am
Gov. Tom Wolf is quietly allowing gun shops to reopen on a limited basis during the coronavirus pandemic after several justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court urged him to do so. Delaware County officials reported two coronavirus-related deaths of county residents on Tuesday. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
March 20, 2020 - 12:20 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today reported 83 additional positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 268. Read more here.
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Citizens Bank Park COVID-19 testing site
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KYW Staff
March 20, 2020 - 11:46 am
As Philadelphia health officials reported 23 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the city total to 67, a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site was getting set to open at Citizens Bank Park. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf coronavirus press briefing
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KYW Staff
March 19, 2020 - 12:49 pm
Pennsylvania reported another big jump in confirmed coronavirus Thursday. The state Department of Health confirmed that there are 52 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported, bringing the statewide total to 185, up about 40%. Read more here.
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Montgomery County officials give a press briefing on coronavirus.
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Jim Melwert
March 18, 2020 - 5:18 pm
With more than 40 positive coronavirus cases in Montgomery County, and more than 500 people quarantined, the county is shifting gears in how they will deal with the virus. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf coronavirus press briefing
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KYW Staff
March 18, 2020 - 12:23 pm
Pennsylvania announced its first coronavirus-related death on Wednesday. State and Philadelphia health officials confirmed 53 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the statewide total to 149 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. Read the latest here.
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KYW Staff
March 16, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf has extended a shutdown order to the entire state of Pennsylvania in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Read the latest here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaking.
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KYW Staff
March 15, 2020 - 12:59 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all restaurants and bars in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties late Sunday to close their dine-in facilities for 14 days. Read more here.
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