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News: Thursday, April 9

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Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, April 9, 2020:

A county health department?: In a meeting Wednesday, Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman reiterated his support for a county-level "permanent public health capacity." First-term commissioner Ray D'Agostino called for hiring a consultant to assist with the Covid-19 crisis, but said a county health department is not on the table. (Source: LNP)

Stay the course: Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday called on Pennsylvanians to continue social distancing. "We do not yet have this virus under control," he said. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: Another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment over the past week, adding to the 10 million from the two previous weeks. (Source: USA Today) In another sign of financial distress, new data suggests nearly one-third of American renters did not pay their rent in April. (Source: CNN) An NPR analysis based on a widely cited model suggests New York's death toll may peak today. It projects Pennsylvania's to peak on April 15. (Source: NPR)