Pa. Health Dept. Announces 760 New Coronavirus Cases And 21 More Deaths Statewide

Pa. Health Dept. Announces 760 New Coronavirus Cases And 21 More Deaths Statewide

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 760 new cases of Coronavirus on Friday and 21 additional deaths.

The statewide total number of cases has risen to 148,683 since Thursday’s report, according to the state’s data.

The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17, is 172,682 with 6,046 positive cases, the Health Department says. There were 26,068 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. Thursday. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

Allegheny County is reporting 68 more cases today and four more deaths.

The statewide death toll stands at 7,934.

There are 1,732,805 patients across the state who have tested negative to date.

Here is the full age breakdown of patients who have tested positive across the state:

• Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
• Nearly 2% are ages 5-12;
• Approximately 4% are ages 13-18;
• Approximately 12% are ages 19-24;
• Approximately 36% are ages 25-49;
• Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
• Approximately 22% are ages 65 or older.

The state Health Department numbers show there are 22,162 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there are 4,839 diagnosed cases. That brings the entire total to 27,001. Out of the total deaths across Pennsylvania, state officials say 5,343 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 10,281 of the state’s total cases are in health care workers.

Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. However, restrictions are in place for bars, restaurants and large gatherings.

If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.

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