HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 15,785 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday’s update, bringing state totals to 343,614 known cases.
This is a two-day total since the state did not update COVID numbers on Thanksgiving day.
According to the DOH, 139 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 10,234.
As of today, 4,114 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19.
Sixty-one percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19.
Our central region has 1,327 new cases today. That brings our total to 21,085 known COVID-19 cases.
The county breakdown is below:
There are 2,786,075 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
- Nearly 3% are ages 5-12;
- Nearly 6% are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 13% are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
- Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.
The department has seen 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. Increases among 19 to 24-year-olds from April to present in November are available below:
- NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 16 percent of cases so far in November;
- NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 13 percent of cases so far in November;
- SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in November;
- NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 11 percent of cases so far in November.
- SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 10 percent of cases so far in November;
- SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 8 percent of cases so far in November
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 33,947 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,553 cases among employees, for a total of 40,500 at 1,249 distinct facilities in63 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,459 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 14,336 of our total cases are among health care workers.