Pennsylvania’s Department of Health has rolled out a new online tool that shows the number of reported COVID-19 cases by zip code. This tool is available online at health.pa.gov. According to Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, the state’s health department is trying to reconcile death and infection figures with different localities which have different ways of reporting and has joined other states in including probable deaths in their figures; 1,264 COVID-19 deaths are confirmed across the state and another 300 are probable. Three deaths in Northwest Pennsylvania have been confirmed by testing, one each in Mercer, Warren, and Clarion Counties – all of these deaths have happened since Saturday.
It’s important to take care of your mental health as well as your physical health. If you are trapped in an abusive situation you can still call 911 or a non-emergency police number for help against your abusers. For Help in a Mental Health Crisis there are a number of national, statewide, and even local call and text lines for seeking out assistance. You can call the Pennsylvania Support and Referral Helpline at (1-855)284-2494 or the National Disaster Distress Helpline at (1-800)985-5990. There is also the PA Crisis Text Line which you can reach by texting PA to 741741 and the Crawford County Crisis line by calling (814) 724-2732 or (1-888) 275-7009, option 2. The United Way’s 211 service can help you find counseling during a mental health crisis as well as assist you in finding assistance for food and shelter related emergencies.