The Pennsylvania Department of Health Tuesday confirmed as of midnight, April 21, that there are 1,296 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 34,528. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
The department is continuing to work to increase the types of cases that are being added to the death case counts. Today, 360 new deaths are reported among positive and probable cases, bringing the statewide total to 1,564. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
In Tioga County, a second person has died from coronavirus complilcations. A total of 15 people have tested positive; 177 have tested negative.
The Department of Health is also providing a breakdown of positive and negative cases by zipcode. The Tioga County statistics are included in the attached graphic.
Statewide, there are 132,323 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Nearly 1% are aged 0-4;
- Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;
- 1% are aged 13-18;
- Nearly 6% are aged 19-24;
- Nearly 39% are aged 25-49;
- Nearly 28% are aged 50-64; and
- 25% are aged 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 5,026 resident cases of COVID-19, and 572 cases among employees, for a total of 5,598 at 396 distinct facilities in 38 counties. Out of the total deaths, 796 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found on the state website.
All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently the entire state is under a stay-at-home order.
Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, April 20:
- Provided an update from Pennsylvania State Police on business closure enforcement actions.
- Extended the stay-at-home order until May 8.
- Signed bill to provide flexibility to local governments and businesses.
- Announced online vehicle sales, curbside PLCB pick-up and May 8 construction restart.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.