700 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Pennsylvania, totals stay under 60k

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed over 700 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, keeping state totals under 59,000.

As of Wednesday, there are 707 new cases from yesterday, bringing the state total to 58,698. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania confirm at least one case of COVID-19.

Currently, 244,171 people have tested negative.

There are 3,943 COVID-19 related deaths.

There are 506 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our Central Pennsylvania region, 15 more than yesterday.

You can find the county by county breakdown below. Bedford, Cambria, Elk and Somerset all have one COVID-19 related death. Centre County has two COVID-19 related deaths.

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 37% are aged 25-49; 
  • 26% are aged 50-64; and
  • 28% 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.

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