HARISBURG, Pennsylvania – The Ministry of Health confirmed at 00:00 on October 17 that there were 1,857 additional positive cases of COVID-19, the second highest total in a day since the pandemic began.
The highest total number for one day is on April 9 with a total of 1,989 cases.
According to officials, Berks County reported an increase of 108 cases.
The number of tests performed in the last 7 days between October 10 and October 16 is 234,583 with 9,778 positive cases. By 22:00, October 1
A total of 8,466 deaths are attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 9 new deaths, officials said.
There were 1673 cases who tested positive for viral antigen and were considered probable, and 648 patients who tested positive for serology and had either symptoms of COVID-19 or high-risk exposure.
To date, there are 2,119,850 patients who have tested negative. Of the patients who have had positive tests to date, the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1% are aged 0-4 years;
- Almost 2% are between 5 and 12 years old;
- Almost 5% are between 13 and 18 years old;
- Nearly 14% are between 19 and 24 years old;
- Nearly 36% are aged between 25 and 49;
- Approximately 21% are between the ages of 50 and 64; and
- Approximately 21% are aged 65 or over.
The following regions saw a significant increase among 19- to 24-year-olds in each month from April to October:
NC – Approximately 7% of cases in April to nearly 34% of cases so far in October.
SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 17 percent of cases so far in October.
NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 20 percent of cases so far in October.
NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 19 percent of cases so far in October.
SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 13 percent of cases so far in October.
SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 10 percent of cases so far in October.
There are 24,482 cases of COVID-19 and 5,361 cases among employees in nursing and personal care homes, a total of 29,843 in 1,021 individual facilities in 62 counties.
According to reports, of the total deaths, 5,608 occurred in residents in nursing or personal care.