HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Nov. 2, there was a two-day total of 3,969 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 211,996.
It was noted that daily increases are currently hitting historic highs since the start of the pandemic.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 513 total cases and seven deaths while 9,780 patients have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 418 are confirmed and 95 are probable.
The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1, is 257,836 with 15,907 positive cases. There were 35,182 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Oct. 31 and 25,395 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Nov. 1.
There were five new deaths reported Sunday, Nov. 1, and six new deaths reported for Monday, Nov. 2 for a total of 8,823 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 3,644 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 647 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 2,338,664 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date. Of those who have tested positive, the age breakdown is as follows:
- Approximately 1 percent are ages 0-4;
- Approximately 2 percent are ages 5-12;
- Approximately 5 percent are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 14 percent are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 36 percent are ages 25-49;
- Approximately 21 percent are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 21 percent 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 said it has seen 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. Increases among 19- to 24-year-olds from April through the end of October are available below:
- NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 28 percent of cases in October;
- NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 16 percent of cases in October;
- SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 14 percent of cases in October;
- SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 12 percent of cases in October;
- NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases in October; and
- SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 12 percent of cases in October.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 26,373 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,691 cases among employees, for a total of 32,064 at 1,078 distinct facilities in 63 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 5,810 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 12,527 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are among health care workers.
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine reminds that mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, and consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.