Pa. Department of Health reports 360 new COVID-19 deaths

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There are a total of 34,528 cases of COVID-19 and 1,564 related deaths

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(WYTV) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 360 new coronavirus-related deaths since what was reported on Monday.

There are a total of 34,528 cases of COVID-19 and 1,564 related deaths on Tuesday.

That’s up from 33,232 positive coronavirus cases and 1,204 related deaths that were reported on Monday.

There were 59 positive cases and one related death in Mercer County, 60 cases and six deaths reported in Lawrence County, and 162 cases and six deaths reported in Butler County.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“As we see the number of new COVID-19 cases continuously change across the state that does not mean we can stop practicing social distancing,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to stay home to protect ourselves, our families and our community. If you must go out, please make as few trips as possible and wear a mask to protect not only yourself, but others. We need all Pennsylvanians to continue to heed these efforts to protect our vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our health care workers and frontline responders.”

There are 132,323 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date, the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Nearly 1% are aged 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;
  • 1% are aged 13-18;
  • Nearly 6% are aged 19-24; 
  • Nearly 39% are aged 25-49; 
  • Nearly 28% are aged 50-64; and
  • 25% are aged 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 5,026 resident cases of COVID-19, and 572 cases among employees, for a total of 5,598 at 396 distinct facilities in 38 counties. Out of the total deaths, 796 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently, the entire state is under a stay-at-home order.

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website.

The Department of Health has a briefing planned for 2 p.m. Check back here for a live stream of that briefing.

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