Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Dept. Of Health Reported 24 Additional Deaths Due To COVID-19; 1,120 New Cases; Live Update 1:30

On July 28, the Department of Health reported 24 additional deaths as a result of COVID-19 bringing the total number of deaths to 7,146.
As of 12:00 a.m. July 28, there were 1,120 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 109,384 in all 67 counties.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available.

There are 1,059,776 patients who have tested negative to date.  Approximately 8,045 of Pennsylvania’s total positive cases are in health care workers.

Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

-- 1 percent are ages 0-4;

-- 1 percent are ages 5-12;

-- 3 percent are ages 13-18;

-- 9 percent are ages 19-24;

-- 37 percent are ages 25-49;

-- 23 percent are ages 50-64; and

-- Nearly 25 percent are ages 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,225 resident cases of COVID-19, and  3,868 cases among employees, for a total of 23,093 at 835 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,857 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.  Click Here for a county breakdown.

Live Update

TODAY Live Briefing 1:30: Secretary Of Health Update On Testing In Nursing Homes..  Watch Live:  https://www.governor.pa.gov/live/ or facebook.com/governorwolf/  or pacast.com/live/doh

For the latest information on the coronavirus and precautions to take in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Health’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, Follow them on Twitter, or Like them on Facebook.


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Helpful Links:

-- Responding To COVID-19 In Pennsylvania - General Resource Page All Topics

-- State Agency Coronavirus Guidance

-- Attorney General - Coronavirus Price Gouging Updates 

-- Workers Can Report Businesses Not Following Protective Guidance Here

[Posted: July 28, 2020]

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