By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 521 new cases of Coronavirus on Monday, but no additional deaths.
The statewide total number of cases has risen to 134,025 since Sunday’s report, according to the state’s data.
This is just the second day since March that no new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Pennsylvania. The other day was on Aug. 17.
The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Aug. 24 and Aug. 30, is 159,917 with 4,456 positive cases, according to the Health Department. There were 22,467 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. Sunday. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
The statewide death toll stands at 7,673.
At this time, 1,524,195 people have tested negative for the virus in Pennsylvania.
According to the Health Department, there are 10 patients “who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases, and 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.”
#COVID19 Update (as of 8/31/20 at 12:00 am):
• 521 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 134,025 total cases statewide
• 7,673 deaths statewide
• 1,524,195 patients tested negative to date
More information: https://t.co/7pzosEXhEX
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) August 31, 2020
State Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a news release, “The mitigation efforts in place now are essential as we protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, including our children as they start school and our loved ones in long-term care facilities. Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings, and telework will help keep our case counts low. We know that the cases in schools and in facilities such as nursing homes are often a reflection of the spread of the virus in the local community. Together, as Pennsylvanians, we each have a part to play in working to ensure that cases of COVID-19 remain low.”
Across the state, nearly 38% of the cases have been diagnosed in the 25-49 age group. That group continues to lead the age breakdown. The 50-64 age group and the 65 or older age bracket both have about 23% of the cases..
Here is the full age breakdown from the state:
• 1% are ages 0-4;
• Nearly 2% are ages 5-12;
• Nearly 4% are ages 13-18;
• Nearly 10% are ages 19-24;
• Nearly 38% are ages 25-49;
• Nearly 23% are ages 50-64; and
• Approximately 23% are ages 65 or older.
The state health department numbers show there are 21,034 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there are 4,498 diagnosed cases. That brings the entire total to 25,532. Out of the total deaths across Pennsylvania, state officials say 5,189 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Approximately 9,627 of the state’s total cases are in health care workers.
Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. However, restrictions are in place for bars, restaurants and large gatherings.
If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.
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