Pennsylvania on Saturday reported 1,857 new cases of coronavirus – a stunning jump from 291 cases from yesterday’s 1566 – and the second highest total in a day the state has ever reported.
The all-time record for the state of Keystone is from April 9, when 1,889 cases were reported.
The State Department of Health announced nine new deaths attributed to the coronavirus after publishing 25 on Friday. A total of 27 deaths on Wednesday were the highest during the week.
Of the deaths reported on Saturday, eight occurred in October and one in September.
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The new figures increase the total number of cases to 180,943. Officials said 1,673 were considered probable cases.
The state said there were 234,583 people tested from October 10 to October 16, with 9,778 positive cases – a 4.2% positive.
Of the new cases, 138 – or 7.4% – are from Allegheni County. Philadelphia reported an increase of 193, representing nearly 10.4% of the state’s cases. Westmoreland County reported 102 cases (5.5%).
Officials note an increase in new cases in the age group between 19 and 24.
For example, in southwestern Pennsylvania, this age group includes only 5% of new cases in April, while 13% of cases so far are in October.
“We know that the sum, especially in college and university, gives an increased number of cases,” said Dr. Rachel Levine, health minister. “The current mitigation measures are essential to level the curve and save lives.”
She urges people to continue to be extra careful when in public – mainly by maintaining social distance and wearing masks.
About 2.12 million people in Pennsylvania tested negative for the virus; in total, just over 2.3 million people have been tested for the virus in the state.
The degree of positivity is 8.5%.
As of Saturday, 80% of people who test positive have recovered from the virus, government officials said.
According to the health department, the most severe cases are observed in patients over 65 years of age. This group reports the highest demographic age for both hospitalizations and deaths.
There are 24,482 cases of residents and 5,361 cases of employees in nursing and personal care homes alone.
There are 5,608 deaths in nursing homes. These deaths represent about 66% of the total number of the state. About 1,021 nurses are affected by the virus.
Out of a total of 11,618 cases of coronavirus, they originate from healthcare professionals.
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