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

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 5,012 positive cases of COVID-19 and 170 new deaths since Tuesday’s report, when 16,287 cases and 151 new deaths were reported from over the long weekend.

That brings the statewide total to 1,491,146 cases and 30,228 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 3,031 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 678 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 Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 stood at 9.6%.

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. 29 and Oct. 5, 2020, 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 5,581,106 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 77,714 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,680 cases among employees, for a total of 94,394 at 1,635 distinct facilities inall 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,224 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 31,598 of total cases have been among health care workers.

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