Harrisburg, PA (WTAJ)—The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 994 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 97,665 cases.
The number of tests conducted during the last 7 days from July 8 to July 14 was 139,819, including 5,372 positive cases. On the last day, nearly 28,800 COVID-19 diagnostic test results were reported to the department, the highest COVID-19 diagnostic test result of the day reported.
Currently, 870,984 people are tested negative.
According to the DOH report, 26 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported. The total death was 6,957.
Of the 97,665 cases across the state, the PA Department of Health estimates that 76% of Pennsylvanians have recovered from COVID-1
There were 637 patients who were serologically positive and had COVID-19 symptoms or high-risk exposures, which were considered as probable cases rather than confirmed cases.
The local breakdown is as follows:
Among the patients who have tested positive so far, the age breakdown is as follows:
• 1% are 0-4 years old;
• 1% are 5-12 years old;
• Nearly 3% are between 13-18 years old;
• 8% are 19-24 years old;
• 37% are 25-49 years old;
• Nearly 24% of the age is between 50-64 years old; and
• Almost 26% are over 65 years of age.
The majority of hospitalized patients are over 65 years of age, and most deaths occur in patients over 65 years of age.
The department found that the number of COVID-19 cases increased significantly in the young age group, especially in the 19-24 age group.
In nursing homes and personal care homes, COVID-19 has 18,284 resident cases, 3,517 employees, and 21,901 cases in 763 different institutions in 57 counties. Of our total number of deaths, 4767 people died in residents in nursing or personal care facilities.
Of our total cases, approximately 7,284 are from health care workers.