Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 579 additional cases, 39 new deaths

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 579 additional cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total to 83,770.

There are 6,557 total deaths, with an increase of 39 new deaths reported since Wednesday.

There have been 99 cases and nine deaths reported in Lawrence County and 126 cases and six deaths reported in Mercer County. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here

There are 632 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 621,031 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;
  • Nearly 7% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 25% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 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. More data is available here.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,454 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,123 cases among employees, for a total of 20,577 at 676 distinct facilities in 50 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,471 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 6,341 of our total cases are in health care workers.

Mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening.

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