Pennsylvania: 4,087 infected, 48 dead from coronavirus

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 30, there are 693 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,087 in 59 counties.

The department also reported 11 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 48. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here

All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“The continued rise in cases combined with our increasing deaths from COVID-19 reflects the seriousness of this situation,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We know that these prolonged mitigation effects have been difficult for everyone, but it is essential that everyone follows these orders and does not go out unless they absolutely must.”

There are 33,777 patients who have tested negative. Of the patients who have tested positive, the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Less than 1% are aged 0-4;
  • Less than 1% are aged 5-12;
  • 1% are aged 13-18;
  • 10% are aged 19-24;
  • 41% are aged 25-49;
  • 28% are aged 50-64; and
  • 19% are aged 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide at least through April 6. Currently, 22 counties are under stay-at-home orders.

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