Coronavirus cases are rising across the country and the case numbers in Pennsylvania are spiking, as well. On Tuesday, the state set a new single-day high of 2,751 new positive cases.
Health officials warn that this is the predicted fall surge and that the numbers will likely continue to rise. Attention is now focused on curbing the spread by limiting gatherings and encouraging face masks and social distancing.
The research findings indicate that chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can increase a patient’s risk of dying from the virus by as much as three times that of patients without any pre-existing conditions.
Finally, analysis of the latest Franklin and Marshall College poll before Election Day with G. Terry Madonna, Ph.D., Director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll and Professor of Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College.