Pa. Department of Health releases report of Friday’s COVID-19 cases

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 5,583 positive cases of COVID-19 and 93 new deaths since Thursday’s report when 5,819 cases and 92 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 1,469,847 cases and 29,907 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,930 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 680 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 stood at 9.1%.

Latest local county-by-county COVID-19 numbers 

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

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children (between 5-18 years old) is more than 9 times greater this year than in 2020. In fact, between Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 and Oct. 5 there were a total of 778 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 7,046 cases in the same age group during the same week in 2021.

The latest data is available in the “Updated Case and Death Information” section on the website.

There are 5,539,301 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 77,244 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,517 cases among employees, for a total of 93,716 at 1,634 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,176 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. 

Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.

Approximately 31,403 of the total cases have been among health care workers.

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