PA Has 725 New Cases Of COVID-19

There were 112 new deaths across the state

Shawn Digity
May 23, 2020 - 12:09 pm



HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced 725 new cases of COVID-19 in the state in its Saturday, May 23 update.

These new cases bring the total to 66,983 across the state of Pennsylvania, jumping up from 66,258 on Saturday.

5,064 of the positive cases have been seen in healthcare workers.

There are still cases in every county in the state.

There have also been 112 new deaths; the statewide total is now 5,096.

To date, there have been 321,469 negative tests in Pennsylvania.

The 25-49 range has been hit the hardest with the number of positive cases; the demographic has 37% of the confirmed cases.

But 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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