Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 670 new cases, 2 new deaths

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That brings the statewide total to 133,504 cases and 7,673 total deaths attributed to COVID-19

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 843 positive cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths since Friday’s report, when 843 new cases and 16 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 133,504 cases and 7,673 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 23 and August 29 is 160,682 with 4,405 positive cases. There were 21,994 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 29. These results represent the total number of tests administered. 

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

There are 1,515,899 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows: 

  • 1% are ages 0-4; 
  • Nearly 2% are ages 5-12; 
  • Nearly 4% are ages 13-18; 
  • 10% are ages 19-24;  
  • Nearly 38% are ages 25-49;  
  • Nearly 23% are ages 50-64; and 
  • Approximately 23% are ages 65 or older. 

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 25-49, 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 present in August: 

  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 18 percent of cases so far in August; 
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 19 percent of cases so far in August; 
  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 17 percent of cases so far in August; 
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to 12 percent of cases so far in August; 
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases so far in August; and  
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 10 percent of cases so far in August. 

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 21,013 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,493 cases among employees, for a total of 25,506 at 928 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of the total deaths, 5,189 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.  

Approximately 9,608 of the total cases are among health care workers.

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