HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Oct. 29, there were 2,202 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 202,876.
It was noted that daily increases are currently comparable with data reports from April.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 480 total cases and seven deaths while 9,538 patients have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 390 are confirmed and 90 are probable.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Oct. 22 and Oct. 28, is 248,480 with 14,377 positive cases. There were 34,402 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Oct. 28.
There are 8,762 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 44 new deaths. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 2,994 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 647 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 2,282,828 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date. Of those who have tested positive, the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1 percent are ages 0-4;
- Approximately 2 percent are ages 5-12;
- Approximately 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
- Nearly 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.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 25,844 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,603 cases among employees, for a total of 31,447 at 1,060 distinct facilities in 63 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 5,758 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 12,264 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.