Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 2,254 new cases, 24 new deaths since Saturday

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That brings the statewide total to 173,304 cases and 8,368 total deaths attributed to COVID-19

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 2,254 positive cases of COVID-19 and 24 new deaths since Saturday’s report, when 1,742 new cases and 36 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 173,304 cases and 8,368 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 5 and October 11 is 239,484 with 9,117 positive cases. There were 23,061 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 11. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

There were 6 new deaths reported Sunday, October 11, and 18 new deaths reported for Monday, October 12 for a total of 8,368 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

There are 1,187 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 647 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 2,044,706 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;
  • Nearly 14% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 36% are ages 25-49; 
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
  • Approximately 21% 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 October:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 37 percent of cases so far in October;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 18 percent of cases so far in October;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 21 percent of cases so far in October;
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 21 percent of cases so far in October;
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 13 percent of cases so far in October; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in October.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 23,953 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,289 cases among employees, for a total of 29,242 at 1,007 distinct facilities in61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,552 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 11,345 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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