The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,857 new positive coronavirus cases on Saturday, increasing the total number of states to 180,943 since the pandemic.
This is the 12th day in a row that the number of cases exceeds 1,000, the number of which has not been observed regularly since the spring. The pandemic began closing in March.
The highest overnight number of positive cases in Pennsylvania was 989 on April 9.
Intensification of testing contributes to the series. The number of tests conducted in the last seven days, until October 16, is 234,583, of which 9,778 are positive.
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In the districts: Allegheni reports an increase in the number of cases by 132; Philadelphia – an increase of 193; Berks increased by 108 cases; Delaware increased by 104; and Westmoreland increased by 98 cases.
There are 1,673 cases with a positive viral antigen test that are considered probable cases, and 648 patients who have a positive serological test and COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk risk.
As of Saturday, 847 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in the state, the agency said. That’s more than 100 a week and 300 a month ago.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Pa. More than 8,400 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported, including nine reported today. Most of those who died were over 65 years old.
Pennsylvania states that there is a significant increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 among younger age groups, especially between the ages of 19-24.
More than 2.1 million people passed the negative test in the state. In addition, 80% of people diagnosed have recovered, meaning they are at least 30 days after the onset of symptoms or a positive test.
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