CBS Philadelphia reports:
The number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania has soared above 2,200 as more deaths have been reported across the Delaware Valley. Health officials reported Friday an additional 531 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 2,218, including 637 cases in Philadelphia.
The number of coronavirus cases jumped by 154 on Friday in the city. “Our notable increase in cases over the past few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said.
“Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”