3,969 new COVID cases reported, 403 more in our central region on Nov. 2

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 3,969 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing state totals to 211,996.

According to the DOH, 11 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 8,823.

Currently 1,352 people are hospitalized with COVID in Pennsylvania.

Seventy-six percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19.

Our central region reports 10,080 cases today. That’s 403 more over the weekend.

The county breakdown is below:

There are 2,338,664 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Approximately 2% are ages 5-12;
  • Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 14% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 36% are ages 25-49; 
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 21% 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 has seen 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. Increases among 19 to 24-year-olds from April through the end of October are available below:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 28 percent of cases in October;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 16 percent of cases in October;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 14 percent of cases in October;
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 12 percent of cases in October;
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases in October; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 12 percent of cases in October.  

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 26,373 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,691 cases among employees, for a total of 32,064 at 1,078 distinct facilities in63 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,810 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 12,527 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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