Pa. Dept. of Health: One New COVID-19 Case Reported in Each Clarion, Forest Counties, 991 New Cases Reported Statewide
All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
Allegheny is reporting an increase of 114 cases and Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 192 cases.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 6 and August 12 is 162,548 with 5,416 positive cases. There were 25,714 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 12. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Dashboard shows 606 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Pennsylvania, with 96 on ventilators.
There are 7,409 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 24 new deaths reported. A breakdown of deaths by county of residence is available here.
There are 1,271,976 patients who have tested negative to date.
There are 644 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases.
The PA DOH is also reporting that as of noon, August 13, 78% of the patients have recovered.
New Statewide Positive Cases Last 7 Days
8/13/20 – 991
8/12/20 – 849
8/11/20 – 828
8/10/20 – 601
8/9/20 – 760
8/8/20 – 813
8/7/20 – 758
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*EDITOR’S NOTE: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Crawford County decreased from 162 on 8/12/20 to 161 on 8/13/20 and the total number of COVID-19 cases in Warren County decreased from 23 on 8/12/20 to 22 on 8/13/20. The Pa. Dept. of Health previously offered the following explanation in response to Explore’s inquiry on discrepancies:
“The department is continually reviewing the cases reported to the department to ensure that the county of residence is correct. Sometimes lab submission reports may not have the right address of residence, which is corrected once we have the right address. We are working to ensure the information presented is accurate.”
County Case Counts to Date
County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.
Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- 1% are ages 0-4;
- 1% are ages 5-12;
- Nearly 4% are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 10% are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 38% are ages 25-49;
- Nearly 23% are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 24% 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. More data is available here.
The department is seeing 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, as there are more cases in younger age groups than in those 50-64 and 65+.
The following regions have seen significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to present in August:
- SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 12 percent of cases so far in August;
- SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 16 percent of cases so far in August;
- NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 18 percent of cases so far in August;
- NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 10 percent of cases so far in August;
- NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 8 percent of cases so far in August; and
- SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 12 percent of cases so far in August.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 20,244 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,192 cases among employees, for a total of 24,436 at 888 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,037 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 8,790 of the total cases are in health care workers.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.
Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening.
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