Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: Two-day total of 9,797 new cases, 107 new deaths

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That brings the statewide total to 361,464 cases and 10,383 deaths attributed to COVID-19

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HARRISBURG (WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported a two-day total of an additional 9,797 positive cases of COVID-19 and 107 new deaths. On Saturday, the health department reported 8,053 new COVID-19 cases and 41 new deaths.

That brings the statewide total to 361,464 cases and 10,383 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The state’s positivity rate is now at 12%.

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine gave an update at 11:30 a.m. on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

Levine was joined by acting Secretary of Education Noe Ortega, urging Pennsylvanians to stay vigilant and continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

There are 4,405 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 918 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 3,000 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 20 – November 26 stood at 11.7%.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between November 23 and November 29 is 392,547 with 47,557 positive cases. There were 47,836 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 28 and 33,486 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 29.

There are 16,951 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 2,828,049 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 3% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 6% are ages 13-18;
  • Approximately 12% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.

The department has seen 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.

Increases among 19 to 24-year-olds from April to present in November are available below:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 16 percent of cases so far in November;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in November;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 13 percent of cases so far in November;
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to 10 percent of cases so far in November; 
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in November; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 8 percent of cases so far in November.  

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 35,367 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,661 cases among employees, for a total of 42,028 at 1,266 distinct facilities in 64 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,477 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 14,499 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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