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News: Thursday, May 28

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Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, May 28, 2020:

LG Health loses $50M from coronavirus: The health system is suspending raises and putting building projects, including its emergency room expansion, on hold. (Source: LNP)

New rules for restaurants: Eateries in Pennsylvania's "yellow" phase counties may offer outdoor dining. Those in "green" phase counties can offer indoor dining, subject to social distancing restrictions. (Source: WGAL; the state's guidance is here.)

Lancaster County 25-year-old dies of Covid-19: The man was a long-term Conestoga View resident on a ventilator due to long-term health conditions. (Source: LNP)

Pa. legislator concealed illness: Republican state Rep. Andrew Lewis, who has joined calls to end Pennsylvania's lockdown, said he waited a week to disclose his positive Covid-19 test "out of respect for my family, and those who I may have exposed." Democrats called the secrecy unacceptable. (Source: NBC News)

National roundup: Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. reach 100,000. (Source: NPR) President Trump continues his push to reopen the economy. (Source: Politico) Another 2.1 million Americans join the unemployment rolls. (Source: AP) Autopsies on 10 black Covid-19 victims found blood clots in their lungs. (Source: CNN)