The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of Dec. 1, that there were 5,676 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 367,140.
Potter County added 11 new cases, bringing the county total to 229 cases; 200 are confirmed and 29 are probable. Two additional deaths were reported, one on Nov. 27 and one on Nov. 28. The county now has five deaths related to COVID-19. So far, 1,877 tests have returned negative.
Six COVID-19 patients in Potter County are hospitalized; two adults are in the ICU. Zero patients are on ventilators.
Tioga County added 44 new cases, bringing the county total to 1,044 cases; 961 are confirmed and 83 are probable. Three additional deaths were reported, bringing the county's total COVID-19 related deaths to 23. So far, 5,807 tests have returned negative.
Eighteen COVID-19 patients in Tioga County are hospitalized; six adults patients are in the ICU. Five patients are on ventilators.
There are 4,631 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 970 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. 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.
The trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 3,200 since the end of September.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 20 – Nov. 26 stood at 11.7%.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between Nov. 24 and Nov. 30 is 375,888 with 32,853 positive cases. There were 38,752 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Nov. 30.
As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, there were 180 new deaths reported for a total of 10,563 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
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 17,770 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 642 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 2,836,445 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
- Nearly 3% are ages 5-12;
- Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
- Approximately 12% are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
- Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.
The department has seen significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. Increases among 19 to 24-year-olds from April through the end of November are available below:
- NC – Approximately 7% of cases in April to approximately 14% of cases in November;
- SE – Nearly 5% of cases in April to nearly 11% of cases in November;
- NE – 6% of cases in April to nearly 13% of cases in November;
- SW – Approximately 5% of cases in April to nearly 10% of cases in November;
- NW – Nearly 7% of cases in April to approximately 10% of cases in November; and
- SC – Approximately 7% of cases in April to approximately 8% of cases in November.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 35,946 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,752 cases among employees, for a total of 42,698 at 1,279 distinct facilities in 65 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,507 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 14,655 of the total cases are among health care workers.
The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
- Clean surfaces frequently.
- Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
- If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
- Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. The free app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa”.