Covid-19 headlines for Wednesday, May 20, 2020:
• Pa. releases nursing home Covid-19 data: The release indicates 34 nursing homes in Lancaster County have at least 821 cases and 145 deaths. LNP reports on a discrepancy between state and local data for the county's Conestoga View facility: The state says it has had 32 Covid-19 deaths; the coroner says 64.
• Gov. Wolf acts on reopening bills: Drawing Republican criticism, the governor vetoed bills to allow certain industries to reopen and let counties make reopening decisions for themselves. However, Wolf eased some restrictions on the real estate industry and approved the sale of cocktails to go. (Source: WGAL)
• Pa. beefs up emergency assistance: The programs will help eligible Pennsylvanians impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic with utility bills, food and other basic needs. (Source: ABC 27)
• National roundup: States seem to be bungling and/or fudging their Covid-19 data. (Source: AP) New cases are up in Maryland. (Source: NPR) Efforts to ramp up contact tracing face obstacles. (Source: NBC News) Republicans are recruiting doctors to publicly endorse President Trump's call to reopen the economy. (Source: AP)