HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Oct. 9, there were 1,380 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 169,308.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 353 total causes and seven deaths while 8,311 patients have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 298 are confirmed and 55 are probable.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8, is 211,544 with 7,805 positive cases. There were 34,228 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Oct. 8.
There are 8,308 total Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of nine new deaths. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 1,061 cases that have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 647 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 1,999,765 patients who have tested negative state-wide to date. Of the patients who have tested positive, the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1 percent are ages 0-4;
- Nearly 2 percent are ages 5-12;
- Nearly 5 percent are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 14 percent are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 36 percent are ages 25-49;
- Approximately 21 percent are ages 50-64; and
- Approximately 21 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.
The department said it is seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19- to 24-year-olds.
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-plus.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 23,717 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,252 cases among employees, for a total of 28,969 at 1,002 distinct facilities in 61 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 5,548 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 11,220 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are among health care workers.
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.