PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There is another presumptive case of coronavirus in Pennsylvania, bringing the total to 11.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the newest case on Tuesday morning.READ MORE: McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge Closed To Traffic For Inspection Due To Possible Barge Crash
The patient is hospitalized in Montgomery County.
All of the patients so far are in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, and they are all adults.
There are now eight presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County and one each in Delaware, Monroe and Wayne counties, the department announced.
In a news release, state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said: “While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to know the commonwealth is prepared and to be prepared themselves. Right now, you have a higher chance of testing positive for COVID-19 if you have traveled to a country or state with known community outbreaks or have come in contact with someone who has the virus.”READ MORE: Former West Penn Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty To Video Taping Employees And Patients
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There are no cases in Allegheny County, but local health officials say they expect that to change in the coming days and weeks. They are monitoring the county daily.
For more information on COVID-19, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus.
According to the State Health Department, they will now hold a daily coronavirus press briefing at PEMA headquarters in Harrisburg every day at noon.
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