2nd COVID-19 death in Lehigh County is 66-year-old from Allentown

Coronavirus Pennsylvania

Medical workers wait for Philadelphia’s coronavirus testing site to open on Friday, March 20, 2020. A 66-year-old woman from Allentown is the Lehigh Valley’s fifth death from COVID-19. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)AP

A 66-year-old Allentown woman is the latest Lehigh Valley resident to die from the new coronavirus.

Her death was reported Friday by state and local officials, one day after an 80-year-old man also from Allentown was Lehigh County’s first reported casualty of COVID-19.

Both died at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich confirmed. Their identities have not been disclosed.

Three more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Northampton County, including Pennsylvania’s first COVID-19 death on March 18.

Twenty-two deaths have been reported out of 2,218 positive cases in Pennsylvania since March 6.

Data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health show 40% of overall COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania are adults ages 25 to 49, but that nearly half of all the state’s hospitalizations are 65 or older.

If you may have been exposed or exhibit the symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, cough and shortness of breath – contact your health care provider.

For more information on the coronavirus, consult your state health department at health.pa.gov and the CDC website.

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