LIVE: Pa. Department of Health provides latest update on COVID-19

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be discussing the latest updates on COVID-19 in the state during a press conference at 2 p.m.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 165 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania on Monday, bringing the total to 644 confirmed cases across 34 counties in the state.

One new death was reported in Montgomery County, leading the state to three total deaths from the coronavirus. Pennsylvania reports that 6,595 patients tested negative for the virus.

The health department said all of the individuals are either isolated at home or in the hospital for treatment.

“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.”

Philadelphia’s stay-at-home order took effect at 8 a.m. Monday.

Meanwhile, the State Government Committee says forthcoming legislation would delay Pennsylvania’s primary from April 28 to June 2. The legislation could make it to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk this week.

Mercer County now has one reported case.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be discussing the latest updates on COVID-19 in the state during a press conference at 2 p.m.

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