Pa. Health Dept. Reports 1,376 New Coronavirus Cases And 27 Additional Deaths


By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 1,376 new cases of Coronavirus and 27 additional deaths.

The statewide total number of cases has risen to 167,928 since Tuesday’s report, according to the state’s data.

The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Oct. 1-7, is 210,227 with 7,585 positive cases, according to the Health Department. There were 32,653 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 128 cases and Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 122 cases.

The statewide death toll has risen to 8,299.

There are 1,985,103 patients across the state who have tested negative to date.

The state Health Department numbers show there are 23,611 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there are 5,229 diagnosed cases. That brings the entire total to 28,840 cases. Out of the total deaths across Pennsylvania, state officials say 5,528 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 11,160 of the state’s total cases are in health care workers.

Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. However, restrictions are in place for bars, restaurants and large gatherings.

If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.

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