News Live 365: April 27th, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said that the commonwealth needs to step up COVID-19 testing in a press conference on Sunday. Levine stated that the best way to determine which regions will be safest to lower stay at home restrictions in will be to greatly increase the amount of tests being performed statewide. The Department of Health has recorded infection rates holding steady at about 1,100 per day putting the total cases being tracked at 41,165 and to this point 1,550 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. Locally Erie County has the most cases confirmed with 77, followed by 65 in Mercer County, there are 22 in Clarion County, 19 Crawford County, seven each in Forest and Venango Counties, and one in Warren County. Two deaths are recorded, one each in Mercer and Clarion Counties and one death was reported in Warren County but has since been removed.