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Pennsylvania coronavirus cases top 1,100, with 11 deaths reported; Dauphin number more than doubles

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There are now 11 coronavirus-related deaths in Pennsylvania as numbers continue to rise by large amounts — 276 new cases reported Wednesday, with 1,127 total.

The number of cases increased statewide by 207 on Tuesday, 165 on Monday, 108 on Sunday, 103 on Saturday, 73 on Friday, and 52 on Thursday.

The deaths statewide include: 2 in Allegheny County, 2 in Lackawanna, 1 in Luzerne, 1 in Monroe, 1 in Montgomery3 in Northampton and one in Philadelphia.

Dauphin County increased to 10 cases in numbers released Wednesday, up from 4.

On Wednesday, there were huge increases in Philadelphia County (up 80 to 257, with its first death), Allegheny County (up 30 to 88), and Montgomery County (up 28 to 172). 

York County went from 18 cases to 20 cases. Lancaster County went from 10 to 12. Cumberland County remained at 13 cases.

Cases now have been reported in 44 counties, up from 40. Greene, Lawrence, Lycoming, Warren counties reported their first cases.

Counties impacted to date include:

• Adams (6, no change)

• Allegheny (88, up 30, 2 deaths)

• Armstrong (1, no change)

• Beaver (7, up 4)

• Berks (20, up 4)

• Bradford (1, no change)

• Bucks (86, up 21)

• Butler (12, up 6)

• Cambria (1, no change)

• Carbon (1, no change)

• Centre (8, up 1)

• Chester (54, up 14)

• Clearfield (2, up 1)

• Columbia (1, no change)

• Cumberland (13, no change)

• Dauphin (10, up 6)

• Delaware (101, up 17)

• Erie (4, no change)

• Fayette (4, up 2)

• Franklin (5, up 2)

• Greene (2, first cases)

• Juniata (1, no change)

• Lackawanna (18, up 3, 2 deaths)

• Lancaster (12, up 2)

• Lawrence (1, first case)

• Lebanon (3, no change)

• Lehigh (38, up 11)

• Luzerne (27, up 6)

• Lycoming (1, first case)

• Mercer (2, no change)

• Monroe (51, up 6, 1 death)

• Montgomery (172, up 28, 1 death)

• Montour (4, up 1)

• Northampton (44, up 11, 3 deaths)

• Philadelphia (257, up 80, 1 death)

• Pike (9, up 5)

• Potter (1, no change)

• Schuylkill (6, up 1)

• Somerset (2, up 1)

• Warren (1, first case)

• Washington (10, up 1)

• Wayne (4, no change)

• Westmoreland (16, up 5)

• York (20, up 2)

There have been 11,193 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.