Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said the 479 additional fatalities occurred over the last 10 days and added to the state’s tally from the electronic death-reporting system only this week.
To date, WellSpan Health physicians have used this investigational treatment for some of the sickest COVID-19 patients at Good Samaritan, Chambersburg And York Hospitals. Only those who are critically ill and hospitalized qualify for convalescent plasma treatment.
“It’s not a perfect system. And it’s, you know, it’s not a reflection of my own organization — which is doing the absolute best they can — or even my community, which has stepped up and donated as much as they can to our supplies. It’s unfortunately just an impact of this this whole outbreak that our system was not prepared for,”
Nearly 900 applicants have requested over $75 million to their small businesses survive the Coronavirus shutdown.