Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 418 new cases, 42 new deaths reported


That brings the statewide total to 80,236 cases and 6,361 total deaths attributed to COVID-19

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed an additional 418 positive cases of COVID-19 and 42 new deaths since Wednesday’s report, when 335 new cases and 43 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 80,236 cases and 6,361 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There was one new COVID-19 case in both Mercer and Lawrence counties, bringing the total to 118 cases in Mercer County and 89 in Lawrence County. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here

There are 630 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 543,832 patients who have tested negative to date.

Of the patients who have tested positive to date, the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
  • 1% are ages 5-12;
  • 2% are ages 13-18;
  • 6% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 25% are ages 50-64; and
  • 28% 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.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 16,850 resident cases of COVID-19 and 2,986 cases among employees, for a total of 19,836 cases. Out of the total deaths, 4,332 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 6,092 of the total cases are in health care workers.

Currently, all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening. Mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening.

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