UPDATE: Pa. reports 16th coronavirus case

Dispatch Staff
Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a press conference, announcing the eleventh presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

An individual in Monroe County has tested "presumptive positive" for coronavirus, bringing the total cases in the state to 16, state Health Department officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

The individual has been hospitalized, officials said. Earlier in the day, the state announced three other new cases — one in Montgomery and two in Bucks County.

The state also announced Wednesday afternoon that an out-of-state individual has tested presumptive positive and is hospitalized in Montgomery County.

The state will not add that to its tally, however, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Presumptive positive means that the cases have confirmed by the state but not by the CDC. The agency has confirmed just two of the 16 total cases.

Montgomery County has been the epicenter of the state's outbreak, with nine total presumptive cases, officials have said.

Pennsylvania has tested 173 individuals. There are 57 tests still pending.

Throughout the U.S., events are being canceled and an increasing number of schools and universities have moved to online-only instruction.

On Wednesday, Penn State University followed suit and announced that all in-person classes at each of its campuses would be canceled beginning on March 16. That includes the York campus.

Students will return on April 6 at the latest, university officials said.