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COVID-19 update: State adds more than 5,000 new cases

The Department of Health confirms 44 new deaths in Pennsylvania related to the coronavirus.
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PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health lists 5,198 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,370,247 on Friday, September 17.

There were 44 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry. 

The statewide total of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 28,812, according to the department.

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Get county-specific coronavirus information by visiting Pennsylvania's Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.

View the CDC COVID data tracker here.