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Pa.’s COVID-19 testing capacity increasing, but processing delays undercut progress

The big-name labs processing tests, like Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, are facing backlogs.

By Sam Dunklau

Citing ‘overwhelming’ spread, Pa. moves to add staff, app to trace the coronavirus

There are currently 661 contact tracers across the state. The health department wants to add potentially thousands more.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA and Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

How did 4,707 coronavirus cases go missing? The devil’s in the data

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has no plans to reconcile the two numbers — at least for now.

By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

Chambersburg postal workers refuse to wear masks, and the state can’t do anything about it

The situation highlights how safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have become part of election-year politics.

By Brett Sholtis

UPMC’s claim of ‘less severe’ coronavirus strain in Pa. is not supported by science

The health system said a recent study backed up its assertion. But the study itself contradicts UPMC’s own takeaways.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA
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