Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 5,531 new cases, 30 new deaths

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That brings the statewide total to 254,387 cases and 9,224 deaths attributed to COVID-19

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 5,531 positive cases of COVID-19 and 30 new deaths since Wednesday’s report, when 5,488 new cases and 49 new deaths were reported.

This is the highest daily increase in cases to date.

That brings the statewide total to 254,387 cases and 9,224 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between November 6 and November 12 is 332,640 with 28,290 positive cases. There were 54,399 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 12. This is a record-high number of PCR test results reported to the department. 

Latest local county-by-county COVID-19 numbers

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

There are 7,612 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 645 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 2,523,984 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;
  • Approximately 13% are ages 19-24; 
  • Approximately 36% are ages 25-49; 
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
  • Approximately 20% are ages 65 or older.

There are 2,196 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 448 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. 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 health care providers about the changing COVID-19 case demographics.

Increases among 19- to 24-year-olds from April to present in November are available below:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 20 percent of cases so far in November;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 14 percent of cases so far in November;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in November;
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 11 percent of cases so far in November;
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 11 percent of cases so far in November; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 9 percent of cases so far in November.  

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 28,990 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,028 cases among employees, for a total of 35,018 at 1,144 distinct facilities in 63 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,052 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 13,315 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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