Monday, March 23, 2020 7:17 PM EST
By MARK SCOLFORO and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, AP
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering residents of Pennsylvania's hardest-hit areas to stay home to help combat the spread of the new coronavirus that has sickened hundreds and caused six deaths statewide. He also extended a statewide schools shutdown through at least April 6. Noting that Philadelphia already ordered residents to remain home, Wolf issued his own stay-at-home order for the counties around the city; for Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh; and for Monroe County in the Pocono Mountains. Those counties account for 75% of Pennsylvania's confirmed cases of COVID-19. Wolf has imposed progressively tougher measures as state officials say the pandemic threatens to swamp hospitals and spike the death toll.