The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported as of July 28th that there are 1,120 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 109,384.
The department also reported 24 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 7,146 deaths.
“As the state has put in place new mitigation efforts to offset recent case increases, we must renew our commitment to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, so we must work together to stop another surge.”
According to the department, mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home and consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,225 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,868 cases among employees, for a total of 23,093. Out of the total deaths in Pennsylvania, 4,857 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
8,045 of the total cases in Pennsylvania are in health care workers.