The rate of infection in Pennsylvania has flattened somewhat, officials said, but a surge is still coming: "We need to buckle down and recommit ourselves to eliminating as much contact as we can with people outside our homes," Gov. Wolf said.
As the U.S. anticipates weeks of rising death tolls ahead, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said it was no time to “take our foot off the gas," and Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine declared it a "critically important" time in the fight.
As the country spends another weekend indoors making homemade face masks and bracing for rising death counts, President Trump is pushing for live sports to resume soon. Meanwhile, the number of dead in New Jersey due to the coronavirus exceeds the total from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Four weeks in, with the pandemic’s likely peak weeks away, no treatment, and no vaccine — and with just days to prepare — governmental and health officials are trying to amass the supplies they believe will give them a shot at slowing the coronavirus’ grim toll.
Patients who are very ill with the coronavirus infection can quickly take a turn for the worse, making long journeys dangerous, medical experts say. Still, hospitals are required to care for all patients seeking treatment.