Published On: Sat, Mar 7th, 2020

Gov. Wolf confirms 2 cases of coronavirus in Montgomery County

Governor Tom Wolf on Saturday confirmed two new presumptive positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery County.

Both individuals have mild symptoms, are in isolation at home and were exposed to an area of the United States where COVID-19 is present.

“These new cases bring our total of presumptive positive cases to four in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “Even with these new cases, I want to reassure Pennsylvanians that the commonwealth is prepared and responding appropriately and swiftly so that information and resources are available.”

On Friday, state officials confirmed the first two presumptive positives – one adult in Delaware County and one in Wayne County. Both have mild symptoms and are in isolation at home.

“While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to know the commonwealth is prepared and that they should be, too,” Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said.

“We are making progress to increase our testing capacity to up to 150 specimens a day over the weekend,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “This increased capacity allows us to continue to work with clinicians to ensure Pennsylvanians have access to testing. We want individuals who have potential exposure and symptoms to call us at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).”

Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

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