5,676 new COVID-19 cases reported, 531 in our central region on Dec. 1

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 5,676 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday’s update, bringing state totals to 367,140 known cases.

According to the DOH, 180 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 10,563.

As of today, 4,631 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

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

Our central region has 531 new cases today. That brings our total to 24,068 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

There are 2,836,445 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;
  • Nearly 3% are ages 5-12;
  • Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
  • Approximately 12% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.

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 November are available below:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases in November;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases in November;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases in November;
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 10 percent of cases in November; 
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 10 percent of cases in November; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 8 percent of cases in November.  

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 35,946 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,752 cases among employees, for a total of 42,698 at 1,279 distinct facilities in65 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,507 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 14,655 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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