Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 1,258 new cases, 7 new deaths

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The update will be at 3:30 p.m.

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(WYTV) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine will provide an update on COVID-19 in the state Monday afternoon.

The update will be livestreamed at 3:30 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 1,258 positive cases of COVID-19 and 7 new deaths since Saturday’s report, when 920 new cases and 25 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 145,063 cases and 7,869 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 7 and September 13 is 158,712 with 5,127 positive cases. There were 20,221 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 13. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

There are 144 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 1,684,609 patients who have tested negative to date.

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

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 2% are ages 5-12;
  • Approximately 4% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 12% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • Approximately 22% are ages 50-64; and
  • Approximately 22% are ages 65 or older.

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 department is seeing 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, as there are more cases in younger age groups than in those 50-64 and 65+.

The following regions saw significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to date in September:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 69 percent of cases so far in September;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to 40 percent of cases so far in September;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 33 percent of cases so far in September;
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 30 percent of cases so far in September;
  • NW– Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 20 percent of cases so far in September; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 18 percent of cases so far in September.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 21,934 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,770 cases among employees, for a total of 26,704 at 953 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,297 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 10,117 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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