The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,088 new positive cases of coronavirus on Monday, Oct. 12, in addition to 1,166 new cases reported on Sunday, Oct. 11, for a total of 2,224 positive cases of COVID-19. This leads to a total of 173,304 across the country, as figures continue to rise since last week. It is important to note that this may reflect an increase in tests.
The number of tests performed in the last seven days between October 5 and 1
The Minister of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, continues to emphasize the importance of complying with regulations during this time.
“We know that the sum, especially in college and university, gives an increased number of cases. “The mitigation actions currently in place are essential to level the curve and save lives,” she said. “Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and complying with the requirements set out in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and teleworking will help us reduce our number of cases. Make your phone part of the fight against COVID-19 today by downloading the COVID Alert PA exposure notification app. Together, as Pennsylvanians, all our efforts are designed to support our communities to ensure that the number of COVID-19 cases remains small. “
There were 1187 cases who tested positive for viral antigen and were considered probable, and 647 patients who tested positive for serology and had symptoms of COVID-19 or high-risk exposure.
A total of 8,368 deaths are attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 24 new deaths in the last two days. More than 2,044,706 patients were tested negative.
The age distribution of those who have been tested for coronavirus is as follows:
- Age 0-4: Approximately 1 percent
- Age 5-12: Approximately 2 percent
- Age 13-18: Approximately 5 percent
- Age 19-24: Approximately 14 percent
- Age 25-49: Approximately 36 percent
- Age 50-64: Approximately 21 percent
- Age 65+: Approximately 21 percent