HARRISBURG — On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 920 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 143,805.
As of Sunday evening, the Department of Health had not updated its COVID-19 Data Dashboard with Sunday’s new cases.
Locally, the case count increased in Elk and McKean counties on Saturday.
McKean County had 3 new cases, for a total of 47 — 34 confirmed and 13 probable. In Elk County, there was 1 new case, for a total of 66 — 51 confirmed and 15 probable cases.
The case count in other local counties stayed the same, with 25 in Potter and 8 in Cameron.
The number of tests administered within the 7 days between Sept. 5 and Sept. 11 is 155,174 with 5,223 positive cases.
There were 28,365 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Sept. 11, the most test results reported in one day to date. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
There are 7,862 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 25 new deaths reported.
There were no new deaths in local counties.
Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
There are 134 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.
There are 1,664,000 patients who have tested negative to date.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.
The department is seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 21,844 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,742 cases among employees, for a total of 26,586 at 951 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of the total deaths, 5,293 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Approximately 10,056 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are among health care workers.