HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania health officials say they do not expect to go back to the old shutdown orders like in the spring. This comes as the state reported more than 4,400 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, on top of more than 5,100 cases Sunday.
“We have no plans to go back to red, yellow and green or any type of scheme such as that. And so really the best way that businesses can work with us in order to prevent anything from happening is really do everything that I just said. We need to enforce and to work with limiting the number of people,” said State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine.
Dr. Levine also said that it would be useful if counties collaborate in their areas to establish regional restrictions since the virus knows no borders.
Nearly 2,400 people are hospitalized right now in the commonwealth with the coronavirus.
“Last Monday, I reported 1,735 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19. That’s an increase of close to 650 patients hospitalized in one week,” Levine said. “This number is rising rapidly and highlights the role that we all play in preventing our health systems from becoming overrun with COVID-19.”
Of the nearly 2,400 hospitalized, 510 are in intensive care units.
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