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Pa. reports 3,900 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Cases increase in Philly, New Jersey.

“We’ve given people plenty of warnings that they should have Thanksgiving meals with their household members only,” Farley said. “You don’t want to spread COVID to your elderly grandmother."

As Thanksgiving nears, Pa. tells people to stay home and bars not to serve Wednesday night

Gov. Wolf announced new requirements for hospitals, schools and bars, and stepped-up enforcement of pandemic orders. But he said he did not intend to return to the lockdown status of the spring.

Pa. reports more than 100 virus deaths for third day; debate in N.J. over school safety

Coronavirus cases at the federal prison in Philadelphia have ballooned in recent weeks, with 199 prisoners and staff infected as of Friday.

More than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases in Pa.; Delco, South Jersey say hospitals are filling

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine said the state is preparing to distribute a vaccine as soon as it is ready, but warned it will arrive in limited quantities at first.

Pa. hospitalizations pass April peak as state reports more than 6,000 new cases in one day

In just the last seven days, more than 38,000 people in Pennsylvania have tested positive — about enough people to fill the Wells Fargo Center twice.

Pa. imposes a broader mask mandate as officials try to stem a surge in virus hospitalizations

If the public ignores measures designed to quash the spread, Pennsylvania could run out of intensive-care beds next month and hit 12,000 total virus-related deaths by January, officials say.

New COVID-19 restrictions in Philly and N.J. as city officials warn of potential for more deaths

The region’s experts are asking residents to have Thanksgiving only with their own households, and Philadelphia and New Jersey imposed new restrictions aimed at stopping indoor gatherings.

Philadelphia officials may ban indoor dining, impose other new restrictions as case numbers keep rising

Philadelphia officials are weighing new restrictions that could stop indoor dining, close gyms and theaters, ban indoor gatherings, and ask office employees to go back to working remotely.

With more record-breaking COVID-19 spikes, officials say people need to stop having private social gatherings

Philadelphia's rate of positive tests is at its highest since mid-May — 9.3% — and the last week’s average number of new confirmed cases per day climbed higher than the city’s previous peak in April.

With thousands of new infections a day, Pa. says the surge hasn’t peaked and N.J. sets new restrictions

As Pfizer said early data showed its COVID-19 vaccine appears to be highly effective, and President-elect Joe Biden unveiled an advisory board, Pa. and N.J. reported more than 5,000 cases combined.