Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 701 new cases, 45 new deaths reported

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That brings the statewide total to 75,086 cases and 5,931 total deaths attributed to COVID-19

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 701 positive cases of COVID-19 and 45 new deaths since Friday’s report, when 443 new cases and 69 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 75,086 cases and 5,931 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There were 111 cases and six deaths reported in Mercer County, 84 cases and eight deaths in Lawrence County, 1,989 cases and 168 deaths in Allegheny County, and 244 cases and 12 deaths in Butler County.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available here

There are 620 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 435,122 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;
  • Nearly 1% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 2% are ages 13-18;
  • 6% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • 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 16,056 resident cases of COVID-19 and 2,793 cases among employees, for a total of 18,849 at 613 distinct facilities in 45 counties. Out of the total deaths, 4,092 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 5,703 of the total cases are in health care workers.

Currently, all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening.

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