(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 2,795 positive cases of COVID-19 and 35 new deaths since Tuesday’s report, when 2,875 cases and 32 new deaths were reported.
That brings the statewide total to 217,666 cases and 8,890 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 28 and November 3 is 277,017 with 16,425 positive cases. There were 49,087 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 2. This is a record-high number of PCR test results reported to the department.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 4,130 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 646 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 2,374,265 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
- Approximately 2% are ages 5-12;
- Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 14% are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 36% are ages 25-49;
- Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 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 has seen 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. Increases among 19 to 24-year-olds from April to present in October are available below:
- NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 28 percent of cases in October;
- NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 16 percent of cases in October;
- SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 14 percent of cases in October;
- SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 12 percent of cases in October;
- NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases in October; and
- SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 12 percent of cases in October.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 26,721 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,753 cases among employees, for a total of 32,474 at 1,094 distinct facilities in63 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,851 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 12,663 of our total cases are among health care workers.
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