Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 108 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 479

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 108 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 479Credit: Commonwealth Media Services

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 22, that there are 108 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 479 in 33 counties. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“Our notable increase in cases over the last few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”

Statewide, there are 479 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. There are 4,964 patients who have tested negative, and two total deaths. With commercial labs being the primary testing option for most Pennsylvanians, data is not available on the total number of tests pending.

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