13 Additional Deaths, 451 New Cases Of COVID-19 In PA

The number of daily cases and deaths continue to go down in the commonwealth

Andrew Limberg
May 26, 2020 - 11:29 am
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HARRISBURG Pa. (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Daily numbers of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania continue to decline as more parts of the state reopen.

The Pennsylvania State Health Department reports 451 new cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth Tuesday, 22 less compared to Monday.

The total number of probable or confirmed cases in the state now sits at 68,637.

339,835 patients have tested negative in PA.

The age range of COVID-19 cases:

  • Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 2% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 6% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • 25% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 29% are ages 65 or older.

The number of daily deaths also continues to decline with 13 additional people dead, bringing the state’s total to 5,152.

3,395 of the states total deaths have occurred in nursing homes or long-term care facilities.

Most of the commonwealth’s fatalities have occurred in those 65 and older.

There is a 61% recovery rate within the state of Pennsylvania and the Department describes a recovered case as If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered.

Of the total cases across the state, 14,857 have come from residents in nursing or personal care homes, while 2,505 come from employees of the homes for a total of 17,362 at 594 facilities in 44 counties.

5,159 of the total cases are accounted for health care workers.

“As Pennsylvania continues to move forward in the process to reopen, we need to remember that the threat from COVID-19 has not gone away,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “As counties move into the yellow and green phases, we must take personal responsibility to protect others. Wearing a mask, continuing to maintain social distancing, and washing your hands frequently are all steps we can take to help protect others, including our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”

For more information, including a county breakdown and nursing home info, visit the Pennsylvania Health Department’s website.

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