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Gov. Wolf announces 24 counties moving to 'yellow' phase, easing some restrictions

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Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday afternoon 24 counties in the rural northern part of Pennsylvania will see some relief from current restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo courtesy: Pennsylvania Governor's Office)

PITTSBURGH -- Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday afternoon 24 counties in the rural northern part of Pennsylvania will see some relief from current restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The 24 counties that have seen fewer virus infections and deaths than the rest of the state will move from the "red" to the "yellow" phase on May 8.

These counties include: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren.

More details about what each phase means is available on the administration's website.

"Your actions will guide our future. Stick to social distancing, masking, and handwashing. We only made it here by working together. I am proud and humbled to be the governor of our great commonwealth."

For the latest news and information related to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, stay up-to-date with the Pennsylvania Department of Health online.

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