Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 839 additional cases, 4 new deaths

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 839 positive cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths since Sunday's report

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 839 positive cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths since Sunday’s report, when 800 new cases, four new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 108,264 cases and 7,122 total deaths.

The number of tests administered within the last seven days between July 20 and July 26 is 159,495 with 6,398 positive cases. There were 17,738 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., July 26. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home.

There are 641 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 1,028,776 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;
  • More than 1% are ages 5-12;
  • 3% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 9% are ages 19-24; 
  • More than 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • 23% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 25% 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.

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 have seen significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to present in July:

  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to more than 19 percent of cases so far in July;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to more than 18 percent of cases so far in July;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to more than 16 percent of cases so far in July;
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to 14 percent of cases so far in July.
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases so far in July; and
  • NC – Nearly 8 percent of cases in April to 13 percent of cases so far in July.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,157 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,837 cases among employees, for a total of 22,994 at 831 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of the total deaths, 4,851 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 7,974 the total cases are in health care workers.

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