Category Archives: WBZD Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 8, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA REPORTS RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF DAILY DEATHS New deaths related to COVID-19 have pushed the daily total in the commonwealth to a record breaking 78 with a statewide total now of 240 people.  The number of new cases of the virus yesterday as of midnight is 1, 579 – bringing a statewide total to 14,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 7, 2020

O RECORDS SET WITH COVID-19 NUMBERS YESTERDAY The Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine confirmed the number of cases of COVID-19 yesterday; 1,470 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 12,980 in 65 counties, with 12 new deaths among positive cases, bringing that total to 162.   However, Governor Wolf  gave…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 6, 2020

GOVERNOR ASKS ALL TO WEAR MASKS Friday, Governor Wolf asked all Pennsylvania to participate in the mitigation of COVID-19,  and  to wear a cloth or homemade mask when outside of the home.  Wolf said wearing a mask helps cut down the possibility of infecting others.   According to Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, a homemade…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING WEEKEND NEWS APRIL 4, 2020

CLINTON COUNTY REPORTS FIRST CASE OF THE VIRUS The PA department of Health confirmed that Clinton County has reported one case of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the commonwealth to 8,420 in 63 counties now.  There are 1404 new cases as of yesterday at noon, Lycoming has reported 8 total cases…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 3, 2020

UPMC DEVELOPS A VACCINE FOR COVID-19 Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC have announced they developed a potential vaccine against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  In a joint online news conference yesterday, doctors at University of Pittsburgh and UPMC explained the potential of the vaccine to work quickly through the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 2, 2020

WOLF ANNOUNCES STAY AT HOME FOR ALL OF THE STATE Governor Tom Wolf  yesterday announced that he has extended his stay at home order across the state for all 67 counties in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Calling it our most prudent option to save lives, no one who lives in Pennsylvania…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS

As the numbers of COVID-19 are rising in most counties in the Commonwealth, Governor Wolf has taken action today to mitigate the virus and placed all of Pennsylvania under a stay–at-home order as of 8pm tonight,  adding the remaining 33 counties to the original 34 just announced earlier this week.  In a press conference today,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 1, 2020

SEVEN MORE COUNTIES REQUIRED TO STAY HOME More counties in the Commonwealth have been ordered to stay home in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine listed the 7 new counties in which Governor Wolf announced a stay at home order Tuesday, the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 31, 2020

SCHOOLS,  NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS WILL STAY CLOSED 48 people have died in Pennsylvania from COVID-19.  Governor Tom Wolf continues making policy to slow the rise of that number due to the coronavirus in the commonwealth, yesterday announcing stay at home orders for Carbon, Schuylkill, Dauphin and Cumberland counties, following President Trump’s national recommendation to continue social…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 30, 2020

NEW COVID-19 NUMBERS IN PA The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed last night that there are 643 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 3,394 in 58 counties. The department also reported four new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 38. All people are either in isolation at home…more »

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