Positive coronavirus cases continue to rise in the region, with Centre County reporting 11 new cases, Clearfield County reported 3 new cases, and Jefferson and Cambria counties each reported one.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed there are 510 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 82,696. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
There are 6,464 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 38 new deaths.
Counties in the Progressland region are reflecting the following positive cases and deaths:
- Clearfield — 70 positive cases, 1,978 negative and no deaths
- Cambria — 62 positive cases, 6,613 negative and 3 deaths
- Centre — 195 positive cases, 3,728 negative and 6 deaths
- Elk — 9 positive cases, 620 negative and no deaths
- Jefferson — 21 positive cases, 811 negative and 1 death
“As we move closer to having the entire state in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”
Mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening. Consistent mask wearing, even in counties in the green phase, could have lasting benefits as a COVID-19 surge is possible this fall.
There are 631 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 596,407 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
• Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
• 1% are ages 5-12;
• 2% are ages 13-18;
• Nearly 7% are ages 19-24;
• Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
• Nearly 25% are ages 50-64; and
• Nearly 28% are ages 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,294 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,082 cases among employees, for a total of 20,376 at 669 distinct facilities in 49 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,410 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Approximately 6,260 of total cases are in health care workers.