Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Gov. Tom Wolf (Source: Commonwealth of PA)
Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Gov. Tom Wolf (Source: Commonwealth of PA)

Covid-19 headlines for Friday, April 24, 2020:

Shifting data: Pennsylvania abruptly reversed course and stopped counting "probable" Covid-19 deaths in its totals, reducing the statewide count from 1,622 on Wednesday to 1,421 Thursday. (Source: LNP) Meanwhile, the state and counties are squabbling over the tracking and recording of Covid-19 fatalities, leading to discrepancies between local and state data. (Source: LNP)

Unresponsive: Pennsylvanians are fed up with the difficulty of communicating with the state's overwhelmed unemployment office. (Source: PennLive)

Shifting crime: Lancaster police say most crime is down, but some categories are up, including theft, vandalism and DUI. Other jurisdictions report different changes. (Source: ABC27)

National roundup: President Trump is set to sign a $484 billion Covid-19 relief bill today. It includes $250 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program. (Source: AP) In the wake of musings by Trump on Thursday, doctors are reminding people not to ingest disinfectants or drink bleach. (Source: Washington Post) Despite warnings, Georgia is moving ahead to reopen today. (Source: CNN) The U.S. Covid-19 death toll is expected to cross 50,000 today. (Source: Reuters

Tim Stuhldreher