As of 07.10.2020, PA Department of Health verified COVID-19 positives number 93,876. This reflects an increase of 1,009 cases in the previous twenty-four (24) hour period. The death count rose by thirty-two(32), bringing the statewide total to 6,880 (a 7.33% mortality rate).
Dauphin County is now at 2,268 positive cases, including 149 deaths and 35 current inpatients. Of the inpatients, six (6) are on ventilators and one (1) is on ECMO.
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities have reported 728 (including 140 employees) and 125 of the County’s positive cases (32.09%) and deaths (83.89%), respectively.
The 14-day totals for Dauphin County are reflected in the included table.
The following release comes from the PA Department of Health.
Patient Counts & Overall Information
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 10, that there are 1,009 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 93,876. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
The number of new cases in Allegheny County increased by 180 cases overnight. Philadelphia County increased by 182 cases overnight. About 175 of the total cases reported today did not occur within the past 24 hours but are the result of an influx of private lab results.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 3 and July 9 is 128,821 with 4,793 positive test results.
There are 6,880 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 32 new deaths reported. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.
“As the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away and we are seeing cases rise, especially in Southwest Pennsylvania.”
Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
There are 635 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 804,764 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
• Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
• 1% are ages 5-12;
• Nearly 3% are ages 13-18;
• Nearly 8% are ages 19-24;
• 37% are ages 25-49;
• Nearly 24% are ages 50-64; and
• 26% 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.
The department is seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. An alert was sent to healthcare providers about the changing COVID-19 case demographics, as there are more cases in younger age groups than in those 50-64 and 65+. The following regions have seen significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to present in July:
• SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 27 percent of cases so far in July;
• SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 16 percent of cases so far in July;
• NE – Nearly 6 percent of cases in April to over 16 percent of cases so far in July;
• NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to over 13 percent of cases so far in July; and
• NC – Nearly 8 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in July.
• SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases so far in July.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 18,164 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,428 cases among employees, for a total of 21,592 at 737 distinct facilities in 55 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,699 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 7,032 of our total cases are in health care workers.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.
Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening.
Wolf Administration Actions
The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
• Clean surfaces frequently.
• Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
• If you must go out for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.
Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, June 9:
- Announced latest CMU metrics.
- Provided Pennsylvania State Police enforcement data.
- Provided updated FAQs on summer recreation, camps, and pools.
Latest COVID-19 Information from the Commonwealth
Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics
• Daily COVID-19 Report
• Press releases regarding coronavirus
• Latest information on the coronavirus
• Photos of the state’s lab in Exton (for download and use)
• Coronavirus and preparedness graphics (located at the bottom of the page)
• Community preparedness and procedures materials
• Map with the number of COVID-19 cases