HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Sept. 15, there were 1,151 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 146,214.
It was noted that Centre County is reporting an increase of 212 cases and Philadelphia County is reporting a two-day increase of 197 cases.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 288 total cases while 6,486 patients have tested negative. Of those cases, 236 are confirmed and 52 are probable.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14, is 168,375 with 5,200 positive cases.
There were 22,085 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Sept. 14. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
There are 7,875 total Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of six new deaths. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine reminds that mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, and consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
There are 169 Pennsylvania cases that have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 1,695,284 patients who have tested negative state-wide to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date, the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1 percent are ages 0-4;
- Nearly 2 percent are ages 5-12;
- Approximately 4 percent are ages 13-18;
- Approximately 12 percent are ages 19-24;
- Approximately 36 percent are ages 25-49;
- Nearly 22 percent are ages 50-64; and
- Approximately 22 percent are ages 65 or older.
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.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 21,993 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,787 cases among employees, for a total of 26,780 at 956 distinct facilities in 61 counties.
Out of total deaths, 5,300 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 10,159 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are among health care workers.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov. Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening.