By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 620 new cases of Coronavirus on Thursday and 11 additional death.
The statewide total number of cases has risen to 131,156 since Wednesday’s report, according to the state’s data.
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 61 more cases today and one additional death.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days between, Aug. 20 and Aug. 26, is 151,008 with 4,387 positive cases, according to the Health Department. There were 22,165 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. on Wednesday. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
The statewide death toll stands at 7,635.
There are 1,471,765 patients who have tested negative to date. Additionally, there are 646 probable or not confirmed cases at this time.
#COVID19 Update (as of 8/27/20 at 12:00 am):
• 620 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 131,156 total cases statewide
• 7,635 deaths statewide
• 1,471,765 patients tested negative to date
More information: https://t.co/7pzosEXhEX
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) August 27, 2020
State Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a news release, “The mitigation efforts in place now are essential as we protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, including our children as they start school and our loved ones in long-term care facilities. Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework will help keep our case counts low. We know that the cases in schools and in facilities such as nursing homes are often a reflection of the spread of the virus in the local community. Together, as Pennsylvanians, we each have a part to play in working to ensure that cases of COVID-19 remain low.”
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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