HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 834 new cases of Coronavirus on Wednesday, in addition to 16 more deaths.
The statewide total number of cases has risen to 110,218 since Tuesday’s report.
The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 125 cases and five more deaths, and Philadelphia County is reporting an increase of 111 cases.
The statewide death toll has now reached 7,162.
There are 1,073,863 patients who have tested negative to date. Additionally, there are 642 probable or unconfirmed cases at this time.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between July 22 and July 28, is 161,894 with 6,619 positive cases, according to the Health Department. There were 20,503 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. on July 28. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
#COVID19 Update (as of 7/29/20 at 12:00 am):
• 834 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 110,218 total cases statewide
• 7,162 deaths statewide
• 1,073,863 patients tested negative to date
More information: https://t.co/7pzosEXhEX
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) July 29, 2020
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a news release, “As the state has put in place new mitigation efforts to offset recent case increases, we must renew our commitment to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework. Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, so we must work together to stop another surge.”
Across the state, 37% of the cases have been diagnosed in the 25-49 age group. That group continues to lead the age breakdown. The 65 or older age bracket has nearly 25% of the cases, and the 50-64 age group has about 23% of the cases.
Here is the full age breakdown from the state:
• 1% are ages 0-4;
• 1% are ages 5-12;
• 3% are ages 13-18;
• 9% are ages 19-24;
• 37% are ages 25-49;
• 23% are ages 50-64; and
• Nearly 25% are ages 65 or older.
Breaking down age group statistics…
The Health Department says these regions have seen significant increases among 19- to 24-year-olds in each month from April to present in July:
• SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 19 percent of cases so far in July;
• SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 18 percent of cases so far in July;
• NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 17 percent of cases so far in July;
• SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases so far in July.
• NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases so far in July; and
• NC – Nearly 8 percent of cases in April to nearly 14 percent of cases so far in July.
The state health department numbers show there are 19,290 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there are 3,893 diagnosed cases. That brings the entire total to 23,183. Out of the total deaths across Pennsylvania, state officials say 4,883 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Approximately 8,110 of the state’s total cases are in health care workers.
Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. However, restrictions are in place for bars, restaurants and large gatherings.
If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.
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