Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (WTAJ)—The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 5,551 new COVID-19 cases since yesterday, bringing the state total to 259,938
According to the DOH report, 50 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported, bringing the total to 9,274.
70% of Pennsylvania’s cases are believed to have recovered from COVID-19.
Today, 14,171 cases have been reported in our central region. This is an increase of 488 from yesterday.
The classification of counties is as follows:
Among those who have tested positive so far, the age breakdown is as follows:
0-4 years old is about 1%;
5-12 years old account for about 2%;
13-18 years old account for about 5%;
Children aged 19-24 account for about 13%;
About 36% are between 25-49 years old;
Approximately 21% are 50-64 years old; and
About 20% are 65 years of age or older.
There are 2,314 people hospitalized for COVID-19. Among them, 480 patients have COVID-19 in the intensive care unit. The majority of hospitalized patients are over 65 years of age, and most deaths occur in patients over 65 years of age. More data is provided here.
The department found that the number of COVID-19 cases has increased significantly among younger age groups, especially those in the 19 to 24 age group. Alerts on demographic changes in COVID-19 cases have been sent to healthcare providers. The increase between the ages of 19 and 24 from April to November is as follows:
NC-Approximately 7% of cases in April, and approximately 20% of cases since November;
NE-6% of cases in April and nearly 14% of cases since November;
SE-Almost 5% of cases in April, and almost 11% of cases so far in November;
Southwest-Approximately 5% of cases in April, and approximately 11% of cases since November;
Northwest-April accounted for nearly 7% of cases and November to date about 11% of cases; and
SC-Approximately 7% of cases in April, and approximately 9% of cases since November.
In nursing homes and personal care homes, there were 29,296 resident cases of COVID-19, of which 6,074 were among employees, and there were 35,370 in 1,148 different institutions in 64 counties. Of all our deaths, 6,059 people died from residents in nursing or personal care facilities.
Of our total cases, about 13,403 people are health care workers.