This dataset contains the aggregate number of COVID-19 PCR test results reported to the Department of Health per day. It includes tests with positive, negative, and inconclusive results. If the same test result (identified by having the same patient, collection date, and result) was reported more than once (either accidentally or reported by both the ordering facility and the performing lab), it is counted only once in this data. Only tests performed on Pennsylvania residents are included.
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests detect the RNA genetic material in the COVID-19 virus. PCR tests can be performed on specimens collected in a variety of ways, most often from nasopharyngeal (NP), nasal, oral or throat swabs, or saliva collection.
Pennsylvania collects and manages public drinking water system information in the Pennsylvania Drinking Water Information System (PADWIS).
The data includes water system inventory information, drinking water sample results for testing required by the regulations and violations of PA Safe Drinking Water Regulations, pertaining to monitoring/reporting requirements, MCL exceedances, and treatment techniques.
Much of this data is searchable via the www.drinkingwater.state.pa.us website. This set contains drinking water sample results reported on behalf of Pennsylvania’s regulated public water supplies.
The data is updated quarterly.