The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,088 new positive coronavirus cases Monday, Oct. 12 in addition to 1,166 new cases reported on Sunday, Oct. 11 for a two-day total of 2,254 additional positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the statewide total to 173,304 as numbers continue to climb since last week. It is important to note this may be reflective of an increase in testing.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11 is 239,484 with 9,117 positive cases. There were 23,061 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Oct. 11. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine continues to stress the importance of following regulations during this time.
“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,” she said. “Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings, and telework will help keep our case counts low. Make your phone part of the fight against COVID-19 today by downloading the COVID Alert PA exposure notification app. Together, as Pennsylvanians, all of our efforts are designed to support our communities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 remain low.”
There are 1,187 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 647 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 8,368 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 24 new deaths reported within the last two days. Over 2,044,706 patients have tested negative.
The age breakdown of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus is as follows:
- Ages 0-4: Approximately 1 percent
- Ages 5-12: Approximately 2 percent
- Ages 13-18: Approximately 5 percent
- Ages 19-24: Approximately 14 percent
- Ages 25-49: Approximately 36 percent
- Ages 50-64: Approximately 21 percent
- Ages 65+: Approximately 21 percent