Pennsylvania reports 102 new deaths linked to COVID-19

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 102 additional deaths linked to COVID-19, raising the statewide total to 4,869. Two-thirds of the state’s deaths are among residents of nursing homes and other facilities that care for older adults. State health officials also reported Thursday that 980 more people have tested positive for the new coronavirus. The state has recorded fewer than 1,000 new cases for 11 consecutive days. Since early March, infections have been confirmed in more than 65,000 people in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf has been easing social distancing restrictions and allowing many businesses to reopen in lightly impacted areas of the state.

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