Over 66k COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Pennsylvania

4,984 have died of coronavirus

Andrew Limberg
May 22, 2020 - 12:10 pm


Related: Allegheny Co. Adds 2 Additional COVID-19 Deaths

HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced an additional 866 cases of COVID-19, 114 less compared to Thursday.

These new cases bring the total to 66,258 across the state of Pennsylvania.

4,969 of the positive cases have been seen in healthcare workers.

115 additional deaths have also been reported on Thursday, 13 more compared to Thursday.

The total amount of COVID-19 deaths is 4,984 across the commonwealth.

3,275 of the state’s total deaths have occurred in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.

There are now 14,291 cases of COVID-19 in residents of long-term care facilities with 2,377 among employees for a total of 16,668 at 578 facilities in 44 counties across the commonwealth.

To date, there have been 312,743 negative tests in Pennsylvania.

Age Breakdown:

  • 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; 
  • Nearly 26% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 29% are ages 65 or older.

Most of the deaths and hospitalizations have occurred in the 65 and older age group.

“As counties move from red to yellow, we need all Pennsylvanians to continue to follow the social distancing and mitigation efforts in place,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. 

“We must continue to protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, which includes our seniors, those with underlying health issues, our healthcare workers and our first responders. I am proud of the work that Pennsylvanians have done so far, but we cannot stop now, we must continue to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has a digital map on their website to track the locations and densities of the positives as they are reported across the state.


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