Why is the Westmoreland County Coroner reporting less deaths than the Pennsylvania Department of Health?

The Coroner’s report of deaths is an accurate report of the deaths that actually occurred within Westmoreland County, whether that be within the hospital, a nursing home, or residence. The reason the PA DOH is reporting more deaths is because under a pandemic their reporting is done via residency. Therefore even if the death occurred in a hospital or nursing home in another county, as long as that individual still maintains a street address in Westmoreland County it gets added to our County’s total.

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1. Where should employees or customers report possible health and safety violations in the workplace related to COVID-19?
2. How many cases have recovered?
3. Is there a breakdown of cases by municipality for Westmoreland County?
4. What is the definition of a "probable" case which are now included in our daily updates?
5. Why is the Westmoreland County Coroner reporting less deaths than the Pennsylvania Department of Health?
6. How/Where can I donate PPE supplies to first responders?
7. Where/How Do I get tested in Westmoreland County for COVID-19?
8. Who is your Local Emergency Management Coordinator?