Coronavirus in Pa.: More than 2,500 new cases reported as surge continues –

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,510 new positive cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 208,027.

This is the third-highest one-day total of new cases recorded and the eighth day this month that Pennsylvania recorded more than 2,000 new cases. This continues a trend of overall daily increases being the highest since the pandemic began.

The number of tests administered within the last seven days between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 is 257,367 with 14,938 positive cases. There were 45,416 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Oct. 30.

There are 8,812 deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 28 new deaths reported today. There are 2,314,634 people who have tested negative to date.

There are 26,149 COVID-19 cases in nursing and personal care homes, and 5,653 cases among employees, for a total of 31,802 at 1,070 distinct facilities in 63 counties.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

There are 3,403 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 647 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, according to the Department of Health.

The age breakdown of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus is as follows:

  • Ages 0-4: Approximately 1 percent
  • Ages 5-12: Approximately 2 percent
  • Ages 13-18: Approximately 5 percent
  • Ages 19-24: Approximately 14 percent
  • Ages 25-49: Approximately 36 percent
  • Ages 50-64: Approximately 21 percent
  • Ages 65+: Nearly 21 percent


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