PA Has 813 New Cases Of Coronavirus

HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 813 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in its Saturday, August 8 update.

The newest wave of cases brings the Pennsylvania total to 118,092, with cases in all 67 counties.

Allegheny County announced 87 new cases on Saturday.

In the seven-day period of August 1 to August 7, 150,527 tests were administered, and 5,231 of the tests came back positive.

23,317 of the tests were reported on Friday, July 31 up through 10 p.m.

In the commonwealth, 7,313 deaths have been linked to COVID-19; 16 new deaths were reported from August 8.

And 1,214,965 cases have come back negative since testing began. 

"As the state has put in place new mitigation efforts to offset recent case increases, we must renew our commitment to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework," 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, we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, so we must work together to stop another surge."

According to data from The Pennsylvania Department of Health, the age ranges for the positive case percentages are:

  • 1% are ages 0-4;
  • 1% are ages 5-12;
  • 3% are ages 13-18;
  • 9% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 38% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 23% are ages 50-64; and
  • 24% are ages 65 or older.

In nursing homes or personal care homes, 19,944 cases have been found within the residents, and 4,143 have been detected within the employees.

The 24,087 total comes from 876 different facilities in 61 counties.

8,620 cases have been tested in health care workers.

The Department of Health has a digital map to follow the location of all the cases.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reminds everyone that wearing masks into businesses and when leaving your home is required.

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