Pa. Health Dept. Announces Large Jump In New Coronavirus Cases At 995, Statewide Total Climbs To 91,299

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 995 new cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday and 33 more deaths.

The statewide total number of cases has risen to 91,299 since Monday’s report.

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.

The statewide death toll has reached 6,787.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

There are 758,803 patients who have tested negative to date. Additionally, there are 634 probable or unconfirmed cases at this time.

State Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a news release, “As the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings this holiday weekend. Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away and we are seeing cases rise, especially in Southwest Pennsylvania.”

Across the state, 37% of the cases have been diagnosed in the 25-49 age group. That group continues to lead the age breakdown. The 65 or older age bracket has 27% of the cases, and the 50-64 age group has about 24% of the cases.

Here is the full age breakdown from the state:

  • Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
  • 1% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 3% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 8% are ages 19-24;
  • 37% are ages 25-49;
  • Nearly 24% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 27% are ages 65 or older.

The state health department numbers show there are 18,003 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there are 3,359 diagnosed cases. That brings the entire total to 21,362. Out of the total deaths across Pennsylvania, state officials say 4,626 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 6,855 of the state’s total cases are in health care workers.

Locally, Allegheny County health officials reported 204 new cases on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 194.

The state health department confirms they are seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds.

Here are the regions of Pennsylvania broken down that have seen significant increases among 19- to 24-year-olds in each month from April to July:

  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 30 percent of cases so far in July;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 15 percent of cases so far in July;
  • NE – Nearly 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 15 percent of cases so far in July;
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases so far in July; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to about 14 percent of cases so far in July.

To see the state’s county-by-county breakdown of cases and deaths, visit this link.

Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening.

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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