LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: What you need to know Friday

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health stopped tracking contacts of people with new diagnoses of the virus as the number of cases increases, according to TribLIVE.

UPDATE 4:30 a.m.: Patients in need of emergency dental care can now go to their dentist offices during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health updated its guidelines after previously unveiling strict rules that stunned dentists in the state.

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Previous guidelines included having negative pressure rooms and a particular type of hard-to-come-by masks. The rules effectively forced offices to shut down, leaving patients with emergencies stranded.

Leaders in the dental industry expressed their concerns to health officials, leading to the updated guidelines from the Department of Health.

560 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Pa., bringing total to 1,687

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