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The Coroner’s report of deaths is an accurate report of the deaths that actually occurred within Westmoreland County, whether that be within the hospital, a nursing home, or residence. The reason the PA DOH is reporting more deaths is because under a pandemic their reporting is done via residency. Therefore even if the death occurred in a hospital or nursing home in another county, as long as that individual still maintains a street address in Westmoreland County it gets added to our County’s total.
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1. Contact your local law enforcement agency’s NON-emergency number. DO NOT CALL 911 to report these businesses.
2. Submit this webform to the PA Department of Health.
3. Review OSHA guidance and, if appropriate, file a complaint at OSHA.gov
The PA Department of Health has not released data of recovered cases. The data of new numbers should be viewed with the realization that aside from the deaths that have resulted, there have also been recoveries.
"We are not able to track recovery of the 30,000 patients or more with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. No state is able to do that and so we will want to track the recovery from patients in the hospital, and we’re working with an organization called PHC4 to get that data - the hospital discharge data," Dr. Levine said.
The PA Department of Health has provided a map that breaks down cases by ZIP code not municipality. This may cause confusion for some Westmoreland County residents because one ZIP code can cover multiple sections of our 65 municipalities within the county. It is important to realize that principal when viewing the map and related data.
View state-wide COVID-19 MAP
Click the tab on the bottom labeled "Zip Code Data"Click within Westmoreland County to view more detailed information per zip code, or click on the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the map to type a zip code to search.
A probable case is a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 and was a close contact or otherwise linked to a confirmed case of COVID-19 but who did not have testing done. A confirmed case is a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Both confirmed and probable cases represent the Positive Case daily update that we post. Probable cases are not tested in an effort to preserve tests for those who are demonstrating symptoms but cannot be contact traced to a confirmed positive case.
PPE supplies can be donated through Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety. The correct process is to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the quantity/type of supplies you would like to donate. From there, our Logistics team will get back in touch regarding the next steps in the process to donate, and the correct location/time for drop-offs.
All verified COVID-19 tests are administered in locations that are approved by the PA Department of Health and the local hospital system. If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 contact your Primary Care Physician. If you do not have a Primary Care Physician you may go to your local hospital emergency room. The testing sites will require a physician referral however the emergency room will accept you after a screening at the emergency room entrance. If it is a medical emergency please disregard and call 9-1-1.
View map of PA testing sites
Westmoreland County Emergency Management Coordinators