COVID-19 Update: Monday, July 20

The following is the latest information from Pennsylvania’s state government as of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20.

Governor Wolf

Last week Governor Wolf announced new mitigation efforts to attempt to stem the rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the state.  A new FAQ document on these targeted mitigation efforts is now available online.

Department of Health

Department of Health – by the numbers

  • In the past three days Pennsylvania’s new case count has continued to be in the low to mid 700s.  The new death count remains relatively modest.
  • On Monday Allegheny County reported 172 new cases.
  • 7545 Pennsylvania health care workers have now contracted COVID-19.
  • Due to the increases in COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, the department sent an alert to health care providers about the changes to the case demographics.  The following regions have seen significant increases among 19-24 year-olds in each month from April to July (to date):


Pennsylvania Regions Percent of cases in 19-24-year olds in April 2020 Percent of cases in 19-24-year olds in July 2020 (to date)
Southwest 5% 21%
Southeast 5% 18%
Northeast 6% 17%
Northwest 7% 13%
North Central 8% 13%
South Central 7% 13%

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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