Pennsylvania Dept. of Health reports 962 additional COVID-19 cases, 26 new deaths

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Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the planned reopening of 24 counties, including Mercer and Lawrence counties, on May 8

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(WYTV) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported there are a total of 49,267 cases and 2,444 virus-related deaths in the state.

That is an increase of 962 cases and 26 new deaths since Saturday.

There were 66 cases and one death reported in Mercer County, 65 cases and six deaths reported in Lawrence County, 180 cases and six deaths reported in Butler County, and 1,345 cases and 102 deaths reported in Allegheny County.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available here

“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,” Sec. 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 191,374 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 38% are aged 25-49; 
  • Nearly 27% are aged 50-64; and
  • Nearly 27% 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. More data is available here.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 9,122 resident cases of COVID-19, and 1,194 cases among employees, for a total of 10,316 at 492 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of the total deaths, 1,635 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 3,031 of the total cases are in health care workers.

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.

Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the planned reopening of 24 counties, including Mercer and Lawrence counties, on May 8.

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