COVID-19 Update: May 21, 2020

Coronavirus update for Thursday, May 21 as of 3:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Update

Department of Health

The Department of Health has issued revised guidance for home care agencies, home health agencies, and hospices during the COVID-19 emergency.

Department of Health – Daily Briefing

  • Pennsylvania State MapPennsylvania’s new COVID-19 case count remains under 1000 a day but its death count remains more than 100 a day.
  • More than 14,000 residents of long-term-care facilities and more than 2300 employees of such facilities have contracted COVID-19 and such facilities account for two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths in the state.
  • Nearly 5000 health care workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Secretary Levine reported that the state now has about 300 testing sites that performed more than 13,000 tests yesterday. Testing capacity continues to improve.
  • The state now has two confirmed cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and several other unconfirmed cases. The one pediatric COVID-19 death the state has experienced did not involve MIS-C.
  • Secretary Levine reported that the counties in southwestern Pennsylvania that are now in the yellow phase are doing well.

Federal Update

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration

Resources to Consult

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Main COVID-19 Page

COVID-19 Provider Resources

Press Releases

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Main COVID-19 Page

PA Health Alert Network

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Main COVID-19 Page


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