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Updated: May 22, 2020 | 2:02 pm

Pa. is mixing coronavirus test results, and that could distort our view of the disease

Pennsylvania is including in its official count not only viral tests that reveal who currently has COVID-19, but also antibody tests that show whether a person was previously infected.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Updated: May 22, 2020 | 9:29 am

Pa. health officials quietly alter erroneous nursing home case, death counts as providers cry foul

Provider associations said publishing erroneous data has sown panic and anger among family members, distrust among nursing home staff, and frustration for providers.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Updated: May 20, 2020 | 2:43 pm

FULL LIST: Pa. releases names of nursing homes with coronavirus cases, deaths

As the number of deaths inside Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities grew, lawmakers and advocates for seniors called on the state and federal government to release the list.
By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

Pa. sold nursing home testing plan as ‘universal’ and ‘radical,’ but advocates say it’s optional and insufficient

State officials opted against making testing mandatory, and some fear certain facilities won’t follow their suggestions.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Top Pa. health official says state won’t supply masks, other protective equipment to hospitals that resume elective surgeries

Instead, the state is focusing on providing personal protective equipment to nursing homes, which have been hard hit by the pandemic.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Pa. sets modest goal to conduct 8,500 coronavirus tests per day, far less than what some experts say is needed

A Harvard estimate says the state should test about 19,000 Pennsylvanians per day — or more than twice the rate of the Wolf administration’s plan.
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/Spotlight PA

Pa. removes more than 200 deaths from official coronavirus count as questions mount about reporting process, data accuracy

The past five days have been a roller coaster of confusion involving the state health department, marred by retracted statements, reporting lags, and angry coroners.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

Pa. coroners, health department at odds over how to handle suspected coronavirus cases, potentially affecting death count

A lack of tests is just one problem the state's coroners are facing as they take on the coronavirus.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

Pa.’s top health official stresses importance of protecting people living in nursing homes

Coronavirus infection total reaches nearly 3,400 statewide; 38 COVID-19 deaths reported so far
By Emily Previti