By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 1,742 new cases of Coronavirus and 36 additional deaths.
This marks the fourth straight day that the increase in cases has been above 1,300.
The statewide total number of cases has risen to 171,050 since Friday’s report, according to the state’s data.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Oct. 3-9, is 230,104 with 8,204 positive cases, according to the Health Department. There were 47,337 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. Thursday.
“We know that congregation, especially in college and university settings, yields increased case counts. The mitigation efforts in place now are essential to flattening the curve and saving lives,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings,