(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 860 positive cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths since Wednesday’s report when 834 new cases and 16 new deaths were reported.
That brings the statewide total to 111,078 cases and 7,176 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days between July 23 and July 29 is 163,936 with 6,822 positive cases. There were 22,996 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., July 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 642 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 1,088,859 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;
- 1% are ages 5-12;
- 3% are ages 13-18;
- 9% are ages 19-24;
- 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.
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% of cases in April to nearly 19% of cases so far in July;
- SE – Nearly 5% of cases in April to nearly 19% of cases so far in July;
- NE – 6% of cases in April to nearly 17% of cases so far in July;
- SC – Approximately 7% of cases in April to approximately 14% of cases so far in July.
- NW – Nearly 7% of cases in April to nearly 13% of cases so far in July; and
- NC – Nearly 8% of cases in April to nearly 14% of cases so far in July.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,366 resident cases of COVID-19 and 3,918 cases among employees, for a total of 23,284 at 846 distinct facilities. Out of the total deaths, 4,887 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 8,165of the total cases are in health care workers.
Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home.