Latest number of reported COVID-19 cases in PA

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — On Tuesday August 4, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 854 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the statewide total to 115,009. All 67 counties of the commonwealth now have at least one case of the virus.

The department also reported is now reporting 7,232 COVID-19 related deaths.

The statewide number broke 1,000 confirmed cases for the first time on March 25 and more than doubled that amount by March 27. By March 30, the number had quadrupled. A week later, it was over 14 thousand. In a few additional days, cases topped 20 thousand.

As of Monday, April 20, the Department of Health has made the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases known by Zip Code, narrowing data down from the county level. View that map by clicking here.

After weeks of reporting lower numbers of new cases across the state, the Department of Health began to see a resurgence.

“Our latest data shows that the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing across the state,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement July 2. “The virus has not gone away. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”

On March 21, Montgomery County and Monroe County reported their first deaths from the virus. As of Tuesday, there have been 212 deaths in Lackawanna County, 183 in Luzerne County, 28 in Carbon County as well as 124 in Monroe.

Columbia County has reported 35 COVID-19 related deaths. Susquehanna has reported 27 deaths, Tioga County has reported three deaths and Schuylkill County has reported 49 deaths.

Cases in Luzerne County have increased by over 245% in just a week in April, growing from 282 to 982 in that time frame.

There were 1,156,520 tests that came back negative, not including antibody tests. There has been no word on the total amount of tests that are pending.

According to the the PA Department of Health, the ages of those that tested positive for COVID-19 so far breaks down as follows:

  • 1% are aged 0-4
  • 1% are aged 5-12
  • 3% are aged 13-18
  • 9% are aged 19-24
  • 37% are aged 25-49
  • Nearly 23% are aged 50-64
  • Nearly 25% are aged 65 or older

According to Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, the number of cases in the state had been doubling every two or three days, showing consistent exponential growth in the past.

However, that changed on Wednesday, April 15. “COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Pennsylvania, and even though the daily increases are not exponential, now is not the time to become complacent,” Levine said in a statement.

Levine said in a press conference on March 23 that there is sustained community spread in some southern counties as well as those surrounding Pittsburgh. To mitigate the spread, Governor Tom Wolf announced a stay-at-home order for these areas. That has since been expanded to a statewide stay at home order.

Levine also confirmed that there have been reported cases in nursing homes but did not mention any specific facility.

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday, March 19, ordered the closure of non-life sustaining businesses statewide in order to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. He later modified the order, pushing back enforcement to the following Monday at 8 am.

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Counties impacted to date include:

  • Adams (481, 20 deaths)
  • Allegheny (8442, 237 deaths)
  • Armstrong (192, 6 deaths)
  • Beaver (1261, 89 deaths)
  • Bedford (133, 4 deaths)
  • Berks (5248, 367 deaths)
  • Blair (238, 3 deaths)
  • Bradford (84, 3 deaths)
  • Bucks (7056, 580 deaths)
  • Butler (615, 15 deaths)
  • Cambria (282, 3 deaths)
  • Cameron (6)
  • Carbon (364, 28 deaths)
  • Centre (359, 10 deaths)
  • Chester (4962, 346 deaths)
  • Clarion (77, 2 deaths)
  • Clearfield (142)
  • Clinton (115, 5 deaths)
  • Columbia (464, 35 deaths)
  • Crawford (133, 1 death)
  • Cumberland (1239, 70 deaths)
  • Dauphin (2702, 156 deaths)
  • Delaware (8956, 693 deaths)
  • Elk (46, 2 deaths)
  • Erie (1025, 17 deaths)
  • Fayette (423, 4 deaths)
  • Forest (9)
  • Franklin (1294, 46 deaths)
  • Fulton (25, 2 deaths)
  • Greene (110, 1 death)
  • Huntingdon (290, 4 deaths)
  • Indiana (279, 6 deaths)
  • Jefferson (60, 1 death)
  • Juaniata (128, 6 deaths)
  • Lackawanna (1903, 212 deaths)
  • Lancaster (5705, 408 deaths)
  • Lawrence (353, 12 deaths)
  • Lebanon (1581, 54 deaths)
  • Lehigh (4871, 335 deaths)
  • Luzerne (3352, 183 deaths)
  • Lycoming (342, 20 deaths)
  • Mckean (33, 1 death)
  • Mercer (364, 9 deaths)
  • Mifflin (111, 1 death)
  • Monroe (1608, 124 deaths)
  • Montgomery (9908, 851 deaths)
  • Montour (94, 3 deaths)
  • Northampton (3878, 290 deaths)
  • Northumberland (416, 11 deaths)
  • Perry (120, 5 deaths)
  • Philadelphia (26108, 1681 deaths)
  • Pike (526, 21 deaths)
  • Potter (20)
  • Schuylkill (900, 49 deaths)
  • Snyder (100, 2 deaths)
  • Somerset (128, 3 deaths)
  • Sullivan (10)
  • Susquehanna (212, 27 deaths)
  • Tioga (36, 3 deaths)
  • Union (191, 2 deaths)
  • Venango (62)
  • Warren (20, 1 death)
  • Washington (773, 11 deaths)
  • Wayne (157, 8 deaths)
  • Westmoreland (1464, 46 deaths)
  • Wyoming (58, 8 deaths)
  • York (2365, 89 deaths)

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