Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 8,703 new cases, 220 new deaths

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That brings the statewide total to 445,317 cases and a total of 11,762 deaths attributed to COVID-19

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 8,703 positive cases of COVID-19 and 220 new deaths on Wednesday.

That brings the statewide total to 445,317 cases and a total of 11,762 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 5,561 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 1,160 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. 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 trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 4,300 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 27 – December 3 stood at 14.4%.

Latest county-by-county COVID-19 numbers

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

There are 24,965 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 642 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 2,972,594 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 40,983 resident cases of COVID-19, and 7,585 cases among employees, for a total of 48,568 at 1,363 distinct facilities in 66 counties. Out of our total deaths, 7,215 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 16,021 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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