(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 1,594 positive cases of COVID-19 and 7 new death since Saturday’s report, when 1,029 new cases and 22 new deaths were reported.
There were 918 new cases and six new deaths Sunday, and 676 new cases and one new death Monday.
That brings the statewide total to 156,826 cases and 8,107 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 21 and September 27 is 193,277 with 5,572 positive cases. There were 19,538 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 27. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 396 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 645 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 1,855,491 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
- Nearly 2% are ages 5-12;
- Nearly 5% are ages 13-18;
- Approximately 13% are ages 19-24;
- Approximately 36% are ages 25-49;
- Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 22% are ages 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.
The department is seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. An alert was sent to healthcare providers about the changing COVID-19 case demographics, as there are more cases in younger age groups than in those 50-64 and 65+. The following regions saw significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to date in September:
- NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 66 percent of cases so far in September;
- NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 36 percent of cases so far in September;
- SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 29 percent of cases so far in September;
- SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 27 percent of cases so far in September;
- NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 19 percent of cases so far in September; and
- SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 17 percent of cases so far in September.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 22,803 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,026 cases among employees, for a total of 27,829 at 977 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,432 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 10,662 of our total cases are among health care workers.
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