– Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) said the first two presumed cases of coronavirus are concerning and he committed to working toward stopping the spread of the illness.
On Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that one of two cases of coronavirus are in fact in Delaware County. The two adults who have been identified are self-quarantined, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The Department of Health is currently working with the infected individuals to determine how or where they may have contracted the illness and who they have been in contact with to determine any potential spread, according to officials.
“Clearly, this is a serious health concern and we must work at all levels of government to solve the problem,” Quinn said. “I am committed to working with the governor and his administration to control the spread of the diseases. The governor has set up a response team and we in the Legislature must do what is necessary to support those efforts. Additionally, we continue to work in conjunction with the federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
According to Wolf, the cases are not yet confirmed by the CDC, but are presumed to be positive cases until that confirmation is returned. According to Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, the cases were not spread within Pennsylvania, but are travel related.
“We must continue to put all of governmental efforts toward limiting the spread of the illness, but we must also all be diligent as individuals to stop the spread,” Quinn said.
Health officials advise people to wash hands thoroughly and often, cover mouths when coughing or sneezing, and limit touching their faces. Anyone seeking more information about the disease and actions you should take is encouraged to visit pa.health.gov
or call 1-877- PA-HEALTH.
Representative Chris Quinn
168th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Rene Morrow