The Pa. Department of Health issues a COVID-19 update at 12 p.m.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 6,759 new cases of Coronavirus Wednesday and 144 additional deaths.

The statewide total number of cases has risen to 327,829 since Tuesday’s report, according to the state’s data.

And, the statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 13-19 stood at 11.1%.

“The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Nov. 18-24, is 405,184 with 45,557 positive cases,” the Health Department says.

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.

Currently, there are 3,897 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19 infections, according to the Health Department. Of that number, 826 patients are being cared for in ICUs.

The statewide death toll has risen to 10,095.

Sen. Bob Casey has released a statement on surpassing the grim milestone of 10,000 in the state. He said, in part, “COVID-19 has reached every corner of our Nation and every county in our Commonwealth. Today, I am thinking about the 10,000 Pennsylvanians who have lost their lives to this virus, and all those who loved them. We mourn for those we have lost and pray for those still suffering, as well as for their friends and families who are grieving.”

There are 2,743,221 patients across the state who have tested negative for the virus to date.

Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is:

• 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 state Health Department numbers show there have been 32,915 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there are 6,466 diagnosed cases. That brings the entire total to 39,381 cases. Out of the total deaths across Pennsylvania, state officials say 6,430 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 14,198 of total cases are among state 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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