Pa. Dept. of Health: Three New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Clarion County, 1,566 New Cases Reported Statewide
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., October 16, that there were 1,566 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 179,086.
All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
Allegheny is reporting an increase of 141 cases, Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 136 cases and Westmoreland is reporting an increase of 108 cases.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 9 and October 15 is 238,610 with 9,592 positive cases. There were 34,782 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 15.
There are 8,457 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 25 new deaths reported. A breakdown of deaths by county of residence is available here.
There are 2,103,044 patients who have tested negative to date.
There are 1,560 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
The PA DOH is also reporting that as of noon, October 16, 80% of the patients have recovered.
New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days
10/16/20 – 1,566
10/15/20 – 1,598
10/14/20 – 1,276
10/13/20 – 1,342
10/12/20 – 1,088
10/11/20 – 1,166
10/10/20 – 1,742
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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:
- Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
- Nearly 2% are ages 5-12;
- Nearly 5% are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 14% are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 36% are ages 25-49;
- Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
- Approximately 21% 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 October:
- SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 13 percent of cases so far in October;
- SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 17 percent of cases so far in October;
- NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 20 percent of cases so far in October;
- NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 19 percent of cases so far in October;
- NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 34 percent of cases so far in October; and
- SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 10 percent of cases so far in October.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 24,334 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,342 cases among employees, for a total of 29,676 at 1,015 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,603 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 11,559 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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