HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 9,797 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday’s update, bringing state totals to 361,464 known cases.
According to the DOH, 108 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 10,383.
As of today, 4,405 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-one percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19.
Our central region has 998 new cases today. That brings our total to 23,537 known COVID-19 cases.
The county breakdown is below:
There are 2,828,049 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;
- Nearly 6% 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 to present in November are available below:
- NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 16 percent of cases so far in November;
- SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in November;
- NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 13 percent of cases so far in November;
- SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to 10 percent of cases so far in November;
- NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in November; and
- SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 8 percent of cases so far in November.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 35,367 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,661 cases among employees, for a total of 42,028 at 1,266 distinct facilities in64 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,477 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Approximately 14,499 of our total cases are among health care workers.