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 16, 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.