The latest PA Department of Health update places the total number of COVID-19 positives in the Commonwealth over four thousand (4000). This equates to just under eleven percent (11%) of those tested, the rest of whom returned negative results. Reported deaths rose by eleven (16), to a total of ninety (49) to date, statewide.

We include here the entirety of the latest email from the Commonwealth. Where appropriate, we have inserted or corrected links to allow interested readers to learn more.

Patient Counts & Overall Information


March 30, 2020

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 693 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 4,087

Harrisburg, PA- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 30, that there are 693 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,087 in 59 counties. The department also reported 11 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 49. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“The continued rise in cases combined with our increasing deaths from COVID-19 reflects the seriousness of this situation,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We know that these prolonged mitigation effects have been difficult for everyone, but it is essential that everyone follows these orders and does not go out unless they absolutely must.”

There are 33,777 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

• Less than 1% are aged 0-4;
• Less than 1% are aged 5-12;
• 1% are aged 13-18;
• 10% are aged 19-24;
• 41% are aged 25-49;
• 28% are aged 50-64; and
• 19% are aged 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide at least through April 6. Currently 22 counties are under stay-at-home orders.

Wolf Administration Actions

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has announced since noon, March 29:

Requested a federal major disaster declaration to support COVID-19 response.
• Announced Pennsylvania State Police non-life-sustaining business closure enforcement numbers.

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
• Clean surfaces frequently.
• Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.

Latest Information from the Commonwealth

Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics

Daily COVID-19 Report
Press releases regarding coronavirus
Latest information on the coronavirus
Photos of the state’s lab in Exton (for download and use)
Coronavirus and preparedness graphics (located at the bottom of the page)
Community preparedness and procedures materials
Map with the number of COVID-19 cases