HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that, as of 12 a.m. Sunday, there are 654 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 113,590. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
Elk County has 44 cases, an increase of one since Friday. Meanwhile, Cameron County has increased to six cases, compared to five on Friday. McKean County has 28 cases and Potter County currently has 20 cases, which are both consistent with Friday’s totals.
Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 82 cases and Philadelphia County is reporting an increase of 75 cases.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 26 and Aug. 1 is 154,617, with 6,165 positive cases. There were 18,824 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 1. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
There are 7,209 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 5 new deaths reported. None of these deaths were in the four-county area.
“As the state has put in place targeted mitigation efforts to offset recent case increases, we must renew our commitment to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, so we must work together to stop another surge.”
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 643 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. There are 1,130,979 patients who have tested negative to date. 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;
— 3% are ages 13-18;
— 9% are ages 19-24;
— 37% are ages 25-49;
— Nearly 23% are ages 50-64; and
— 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. However, the department reports seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds.
The following regions saw significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to the end of July:
— SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 19 percent of cases in July;
— SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 18 percent of cases in July;
— NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 17 percent of cases in July;
— SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases in July;
— NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately nearly 14 percent of cases in July; and
— NC – Nearly 8 percent of cases in April to nearly 14 percent of cases in July.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,603 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,979 cases among employees, for a total of 23,582 at 857 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,910 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.