HARRISBURG – The PA Department of Agriculture confirmed its first COVID-19 positive case in a cat. The 16-year-old Cumberland County cat, who lived in a home with several people previously diagnosed with COVID-19, developed respiratory illness and was euthanized. The case is still under investigation and a primary cause of death has not yet been confirmed. Officials say the cat is one of a handful of COVID-19 positive pet cases nationwide. None have died from COVID-19, but from other underlying illness. State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill says if someone in your home tested positive for COVID-19, protect your pets as you would a family member. The same recommendations for protecting people apply to animals.