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U.K. coronavirus variant found in Pa. adds risk to midstate hospitals

Universal masking, social distancing and avoiding gatherings are doubly important to stop a variant of the virus that is more than twice as contagious.

By Brett Sholtis

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UPMC says its hospitals are, ‘busy, but not overwhelmed’

The health care systems picture of the pandemic in Pennsylvania is far more optimistic than the one painted by state officials Monday.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Pa. hospitals are running out of ICU beds and health care workers as COVID-19 cases soar

With almost 5,000 Pennsylvanians hospitalized due to COVID-19, some hospitals are out of beds.

By Brett Sholtis

‘We really want to avoid a lockdown’: Delco officials warn of COVID-19 surge overwhelming hospitals

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the positivity rate in the county has passed the 9% threshold.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

As COVID-19 illness surges, Pennsylvania’s largest medical system says it’s prepared

UPMC says it has been preparing for months.

By Sarah Boden/WESA