Pa. Health Dept. Confirms More Than 1,200 New Coronavirus Cases In One Day, Bringing State Total To 7,016

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 1,211 new positive cases of Coronavirus on Thursday, along with 16 additional deaths.

Total cases of the virus statewide now stands at 7,016 in 62 counties. All patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

There have been a total of 90 deaths.

Gov. Tom Wolf, on Wednesday, extended a Stay-At-Home Order to the entire state.

State Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said: “The continued rise in cases combined with our increasing deaths from COVID-19 reflects the seriousness of this situation. We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We know that these prolonged mitigation effects have been difficult for everyone, but it is essential that everyone follows these orders and does not go out unless they absolutely must.”

The Health Department is providing a daily age breakdown of the patients:

  • Nearly 1% are aged 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;
  • 1% are aged 13-18;
  • Nearly 9% are aged 19-24;
  • Nearly 41% are aged 25-49;
  • Nearly 29% are aged 50-64; and
  • 19% are aged 65 or older.

In Allegheny County, health officials confirm 419 cases of the virus — the most in Western Pennsylvania.

At a briefing Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine says the state isn’t keeping track of recoveries at this time.

“That will best be used to determine in the future who is immune to COVID-19 and that will help us for the future,” she said.

Right now, the Department of Health is instead focused on three things: mitigation, testing and preparing the healthcare system for a possible surge.

Here is a county-by-county breakdown:

  • Adams 18
  • Allegheny 419; Deaths 2
  • Armstrong 7
  • Beaver 55; Deaths 2
  • Bedford 3
  • Berks 168; Deaths 1
  • Blair 4
  • Bradford 8
  • Bucks 370; Deaths 6
  • Butler 69; Deaths 2
  • Cambria 4
  • Cameron 1
  • Carbon 26; Deaths 1
  • Centre 28
  • Chester 210; Deaths 2
  • Clarion 4
  • Clearfield 4
  • Columbia 11
  • Crawford 5
  • Cumberland 41; Deaths 1
  • Dauphin 67; Deaths 1
  • Delaware 470; Deaths 8
  • Erie 16
  • Fayette 15; Deaths 1
  • Forest 1
  • Franklin 23
  • Greene 11
  • Huntingdon 2
  • Indiana 6
  • Juniata 2
  • Lackawanna 108; Deaths 3
  • Lancaster 203; Deaths 4
  • Lawrence 16; Deaths 2
  • Lebanon 45
  • Lehigh 479; Deaths 5
  • Luzerne 384; Deaths 5
  • Lycoming 7
  • Mckean 1
  • Mercer 9
  • Mifflin 1
  • Monroe 321; Deaths 10
  • Montgomery 735; Deaths 9
  • Montour 15
  • Northampton 378; Deaths 9
  • Northumberland 8
  • Perry 3
  • Philadelphia 1852; Deaths 13
  • Pike 68; Deaths 1
  • Potter 2
  • Schuylkill 54
  • Snyder 3; Deaths 1
  • Somerset 3
  • Susquehanna 3
  • Tioga 2
  • Union 2
  • Venango 3
  • Warren 1
  • Washington 38
  • Wayne 17
  • Westmoreland 84
  • Wyoming 1
  • York 102; Deaths 1

More information on the Coronavirus pandemic:

State health officials say 47,698 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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