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HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 618 new cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday, in addition to 35 more deaths.

The statewide total number of cases has risen to 86,606 since Monday’s report.

The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19.

Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

The statewide death toll has reached 6,649.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

There are 677,581 patients who have tested negative to date.

To see the state’s county-by-county breakdown of cases and deaths, visit this link.

Currently, all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening.

More information on the Coronavirus pandemic:

  • CDC Coronavirus Information
  • CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health Information
  • Allegheny County Health Department Information

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Iowa governor says cities cant require masks

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Tuesday said city and county officials do not have the authority to require residents to wear masks in public. 

“We don't believe that they can and that is in conjunction with the attorney general,” Reynolds said during a press conference, when asked about county and city ordinances mandating mask wearing. 

“We believe that when my, the public health disaster proclamation is in effect, unless the local government’s declaration or proclamation is consistent with the state proclamation, unless it’s consistent, then it’s not appropriate or it doesn't go into effect,” she added. 

Reynolds has not ordered a statewide mandatory mask requirement, as have several other governors in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced a statewide face covering requirement on Wednesday, and Ohio Gov. Phil Murphy (R) said Tuesday he is issuing an order mandating people in counties with high levels of coronavirus spread wear masks. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) last week ordered a statewide mandatory mask order, after he blocked local officials' authority to enforce face covering requirements.

Reynolds did not rule out the possibility of issuing an order requiring masks, saying that “all things are on the table.”

She also suggested officials may roll back some restrictions, including potentially on when bars are open. She noted that much of the spread of the virus in the state is among younger Iowans. 

As of Wednesday morning, Iowa reported 414 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths, according to the Des Moines Register.

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