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Government officials have confirmed 1,857 new cases, the second on a daily basis Pennsylvania News



HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – The Department of Health confirmed as of 00:00, October 17, that 1,857 additional positive cases of COVID-19 had been reported, the second day in a day since the pandemic began.

The highest overall figure for one day was on April 9, with a total of 1989 cases.

According to officials, Berks County reports an increase in 108 cases.

The number of tests performed during the last 7 days between October 10 and October 16 is 234,583 with 9,778 positive cases. By 22:00, on October 1

6, 41,794 test results had been reported to the department.

The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 8,466, with an increase of 9 new deaths reported.

There are 1,673 cases who test positive for viral antigen and are considered probable, and 648 patients who test positive for serology and have symptoms of COVID-19 or risky exposure.

To date, there are 2119850 patients who have passed the negative test. Among patients who have received positive results to date, the age structure is as follows:

  • Approximately 1% is the age of 0 to 4 years;
  • About 2% is the age of 5 to 12 years;
  • About 5% are 13-18 years old;
  • About 14% are between the ages of 19 and 24;
  • About 36% are aged 25-49;
  • Approximately 21% are aged 50-64; and
  • About 21% are people over the age of 65.

In the following regions, there was a significant increase in the age range from 19 to 24 years in each month from April to October:

NC – About 7 percent of cases in April to almost 34 percent of cases in October.

SE – About 5 percent of cases are in April to about 17 percent of cases so far in October.

NE – 6 percent of cases in April to about 20 percent of cases still in October.

Mon. – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to about 19 percent of cases in October.

SW – about 5 percent of cases in April to about 13 percent of cases in October.

SC – About 7 percent of cases in April to about 10 percent of cases in October.

There were 24,482 cases of COVID-19 and 5,361 cases among workers in nursing homes and personal hygiene, a total of 29,843 in 1,021 individual facilities in 62 districts.

Out of a total of 5,608 deaths, care and personal care residents were reported to have died.


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