As COVID-19 Cases Increase Around The U.S., PA Remains Low

PA Green coronavirus Map June 12
Photo credit Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - While some areas of the country are seeing a significant rise in COVID-19 cases, Pennsylvania remains low.

PA is one of eight states seeing a strong decrease, according to Fortune.com

Illinois has the largest decrease with Arizona reporting the largest increase.

On Monday, the PA Department of Health announced 323 new cases to bring the state’s total to 79,121.

630 cases are considered probably and are not confirmed.

28 additional deaths are being reported bringing the total to 6,243.

Of those deaths 4,268 are in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.

There are 16,612 cases of coronavirus in residents and 2,936 among employees of long-term care facilities.

About 5,996 of the state’s cases are in health care workers.

513,909 people have tested negative to date.

The age breakdown:

  • Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 2% are ages 13-18;
  • 6% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 25% are ages 50-64; and
  • 28% are ages 65 or older.

“With more than half of the state now in the green phase of the process to reopen, it is essential that we continue to take precautions to protect against COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “The commonwealth’s careful, measured approach to reopening is working as we see case counts continue to decline even as many other states see increases. But the virus has not gone away. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”

 

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