Saturday, July 18, 2020

Dept. Of Health Reported 15 Additional Deaths Due To COVID-19; 763 New Cases

On July 18, the Department of Health reported 15 additional deaths as a result of COVID-19 bringing the total number of deaths to 7,007.
As of 12:00 a.m. July 18, there were 763 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 100,241 in all 67 counties.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available.

There are 912,486  patients who have tested negative to date.  Approximately 7,470 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;

-- Nearly 3 percent are ages 13-18;

-- 8 percent are ages 19-24;

-- 37 percent are ages 25-49;

-- 23 percent are ages 50-64; and

-- Nearly 26 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 18,597 resident cases of COVID-19, and  3,587 cases among employees, for a total of 22,184 at 782 distinct facilities in 58 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,802  have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.  Click Here for a county breakdown.

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.


-- 3 Former PA Governors Voice Support For Wolf Administration Response To COVID-19 

-- Obituary For Nobuko Bucy In Pittsburgh Who Died Of COVID-19 Says "In-Lieu Of Flowers PLEASE WEAR A MASK"

--  Click Here For This Week’s PA Coronavirus NewsClips

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 18, 2020]

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