The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 19, that there were 1,162 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 149,845.
All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 12th and September 18th is 175,962 with 5,798 positive cases.
There were 28,985 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 18th. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
There are 7,956 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 22 new deaths reported.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
“We know that congregation, especially in college and university settings, yields increased case counts. The mitigation efforts in place now are essential to flattening the curve and saving lives,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings, and telework will help keep our case counts low. Together, as Pennsylvanians, all of our efforts are designed to support our communities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 remain low.”
Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
There are 267 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 645 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 1,746,280 patients who have tested negative to date.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.
An alert was sent to healthcare providers about the changing COVID-19 case demographics, as there are more cases in younger age groups than in those 50-64 and 65+.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 22,277 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,869 cases among employees, for a total of 27,146 at 958 distinct facilities in 61 counties.
Out of our total deaths, 5,354 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 10,334 of our total cases are among health care workers.
Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.