756 New Cases Of COVID-19 Brings Pennsylvania Total To 4,843

There are 590 cases and seven dead in the area.

Andrew Limberg
March 31, 2020 - 12:13 pm
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Related: 35 New Cases Of COVID-19 Brings Allegheny County Total To 325

HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Pennsylvania.

The PA Department of Health confirmed that as of midnight, March 31, there are 756 new cases to bring the state total to 4,843 in 60 counties. 693 new cases were reported Monday.

14 additional people have died bringing the total to 63.

A total of 37,645 people have tested negative for coronavirus.

There are now  325 cases with two deaths in Allegheny County,  52 with one death in Beaver,  60 with two deaths in Butler, 33 with zero deaths in Washington,61 with zero deaths in Westmoreland,  five with zero deaths in Armstrong, 13 with two deaths in Lawrence, eight with no deaths in Mercer, six with no deaths in Indiana,  nine with no deaths in Greene, 14 with no deaths in Fayette,  two with no deaths in Somerset and two with no deaths in Cambria for a total of 590 cases  and seven dead in the area.

The age breakdown:

  • Less than 1% are aged 0-4;
  • Less than 1% are aged 5-12;
  • 1% are aged 13-18;
  • Nearly 10% are aged 19-24;
  • Nearly 41% are aged 25-49;
  • Nearly 29% are aged 50-64; and
  • Nearly 19% are aged 65 or older.

 A majority of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older and there have been no pediatric deaths.

“The continued rise in cases combined with our increasing deaths from COVID-19 reflects the seriousness of this situation,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We know that these prolonged mitigation effects have been difficult for everyone, but it is essential that everyone follows these orders and does not go out unless they absolutely must.”

There are also 26 counties currently under a Stay-at-Home order in the commonwealth.

That order is currently in effect through April 30.

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