Pennsylvania now has over 190,000 reported COVID-19 circumstances

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Pennsylvania now has over 190,000 reported COVID-19 cases

RYAN: ON NOW TO CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE NOW, AND PENNSYLVANIA IS REPORTING A THIRD STRAIGHT DAY WITH MORE THAN 2,000 NEW CASES OF THE VIRUS. TODAY’S COUNT OF 2,043 IS LE THAN THE RECORD SET ON FRIDAY OF MORE THAN 2,200. THE STATE IS ALSO REPORT

Pennsylvania has 192,622 coronavirus cases

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT Oct 24, 2020

As of Saturday, there have been 192,622 reported cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. The state Department of Health announced 2,043 new positive cases on Saturday.”Daily increases are now comparable with what we saw in April 2020, with Friday’s case count the largest one-day total,” the health department said Saturday.Click here to see COVID-19 case counts listed by county.State health officials said there are 8,654 deaths attributed to coronavirus, with 29 new deaths reported since Friday.The state said 232,253 tests were administered over the last seven days, with 11,679 positive cases. There were 38,088 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 23.Over 2.2 million patients have tested negative for the virus in the state, and of the total number of reported infections statewide, health officials said 78% have recovered.Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, and consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department said.Click the video player above to watch the latest briefing from Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.Of the patients who have tested positive, the age breakdown is as follows:Approximately 1% are ages 0-4Nearly 2% are ages 5-12Approximately 5% are ages 13-18Nearly 14% are ages 19-24Nearly 36% are ages 25-49Approximately 21% are ages 50-64 Nearly 21% are ages 65 or olderMost of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.The Department of Health said it’s seeing significant increases in cases among younger age groups, particularly ages 19 to 24. In southwestern Pennsylvania, that number has risen from about 5% of cases in April to approximately 12% of cases in October, health officials said.What’s spiking cases? Pa. health secretary talks about the major factors in the surge: Watch the video below.Click here to track the curve of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania: see total number of cases, new cases per day and COVID-19 related deaths.Click here to see a statewide map with county-by-county information. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is now providing data on nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths by county. Click here to read the data for each county. The data is halfway down the page. 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Sign up to get the latest coronavirus headlines delivered to your inbox:]

As of Saturday, there have been 192,622 reported cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. The state Department of Health announced 2,043 new positive cases on Saturday.

“Daily increases are now comparable with what we saw in April 2020, with Friday’s case count the largest one-day total,” the health department said Saturday.

Click here to see COVID-19 case counts listed by county.

State health officials said there are 8,654 deaths attributed to coronavirus, with 29 new deaths reported since Friday.

The state said 232,253 tests were administered over the last seven days, with 11,679 positive cases. There were 38,088 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 23.

Over 2.2 million patients have tested negative for the virus in the state, and of the total number of reported infections statewide, health officials said 78% have recovered.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, and consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department said.

Click the video player above to watch the latest briefing from Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.

Of the patients who have tested positive, the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4
  • Nearly 2% are ages 5-12
  • Approximately 5% are ages 13-18
  • Nearly 14% are ages 19-24
  • Nearly 36% are ages 25-49
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64
  • Nearly 21% are ages 65 or older

Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

The Department of Health said it’s seeing significant increases in cases among younger age groups, particularly ages 19 to 24. In southwestern Pennsylvania, that number has risen from about 5% of cases in April to approximately 12% of cases in October, health officials said.

What’s spiking cases? Pa. health secretary talks about the major factors in the surge: Watch the video below.

Click here to track the curve of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania: see total number of cases, new cases per day and COVID-19 related deaths.

Click here to see a statewide map with county-by-county information.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is now providing data on nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths by county. Click here to read the data for each county. The data is halfway down the page.

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