PA Dept of Health announce over 500 new COVID-19 cases, Central PA region adds one additional case

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed more than 500 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, as totals stay under 72,000.

As of Thursday, there are 511 new cases from yesterday, bringing the state total to 71,926. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania confirm at least one case of COVID-19.

Currently, 383,111 people have tested negative.

There are 5,555 COVID-19 related deaths.

Of the nearly 72,000 cases across the state, the PA Department of Health estimates 67 percent of people have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 623 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our Central Pennsylvania region. That is one more than yesterday’s report.

You can find the county by county breakdown below.

Of Huntingdon County’s 230, the DOC is reporting 162 are prisoners at Huntingdon SCI with 3 inmate deaths.

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

  • Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 2% are ages 13-18;
  • 6% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • 25% are ages 50-64; and
  • 28% 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. 

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 15,486 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,659 cases among employees, for a total of 18,145 at 609 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of our total deaths, 3,540 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 5,455 of our total cases are in health care workers.

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