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Pennsylvania coronavirus cases continue to mount: 207 new cases, with seven deaths

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The number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania took another huge jump Tuesday, increasing by 207 to bring the total to 851.

There have been 7 deaths statewide. They include: 2 in Allegheny, 1 in Lackawanna, 1 in Monroe, 1 in Montgomery and 2 in Northampton.

Dauphin County increased to 4 cases in numbers released Tuesday.

The number of cases increased statewide by 165 on Monday, 108 on Sunday, 103 on Saturday, 73 on Friday, and 52 on Thursday.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine urged blood donations and giving to local food banks as ways people can help.

On Tuesday, there were huge increases in Philadelphia County (up 49 to 177), Delaware County (up 30 to 84), and Bucks County (up 22 to 65). 

York County jumped 8 cases at 18 cases. Lancaster County went from 5 to 10. Cumberland County went from 12 to 13 cases.

Cases now have been reported in 40 counties, up from 33. Armstrong, Bradford, Carbon, Clearfield, Juniata and Somerset counties reported their first cases.

Counties impacted to date include:

• Adams (6, no change)

• Allegheny (58, up 10, 2 deaths)

• Armstrong (1, first case)

• Beaver (3, no change)

• Berks (16, up 2)

• Bradford (1, first case)

• Bucks (65, up 22)

• Butler (6, up 1)

• Cambria (1, no change)

• Carbon (1, first case)

• Centre (7, up 4)

• Chester (40, no change)

• Clearfield (1, first case)

• Columbia (1, no change)

• Cumberland (13, up 1)

• Dauphin (4, up 3)

• Delaware (84, up 30)

• Erie (4, up 1)

• Fayette (2, up 1)

• Franklin (3, up 2)

• Juniata (1, first case)

• Lackawanna (15, up 8, 1 death)

• Lancaster (10, up 5)

• Lebanon (3, no change)

• Lehigh (27, up 2)

• Luzerne (21, up 11)

• Mercer (2, up 1)

• Monroe (45, up 2, 1 death)

• Montgomery (144, up 15, 1 death)

• Montour (3, up 2)

• Northampton (33, up 10, 2 deaths)

• Philadelphia (177, up 49)

• Pike (4, up 1)

• Potter (1, no change)

• Schuylkill (5, up 2)

• Somerset (1, first case)

• Washington (9, up 2)

• Wayne (4, up 1)

• Westmoreland (11, up 5)

• York (18, up 8)

There have been 8,643 negative tests for the coronavirus.

The Department of Health continues to stress the following:

• Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands.

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

• Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cellphones, remotes, and other frequently touched items.

• Contain: If you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.