HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 825 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, May 4, bringing the statewide total of positive cases to 50,092. The department is also reporting 2,458 total dead in Pennsylvania due to COVID-19.
The Department of Health sent a press release to the media which includes the following information:
“As we prepare to move a number of counties from red to yellow, we need all Pennsylvanians to continue to follow the social distancing and mitigation efforts in place,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, which includes our seniors, those with underlying health issues, our healthcare workers and our first responders. I am proud of the work that Pennsylvanians have done so far, but we cannot stop now, we must continue to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19.”
There are 195,498 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 aged 0-4;
- Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;
- 1% are aged 13-18;
- Nearly 6% are aged 19-24;
- Nearly 38% are aged 25-49;
- Nearly 27% are aged 50-64; and
- 27% are aged 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 9,345 resident cases of COVID-19, and 1,224 cases among employees, for a total of 10,569 at 494 distinct facilities in44counties. Out of our total deaths, 1,646 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 3,084 of our total cases are in health care workers.
All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently the entire state is under a stay-at-home order.
Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, May 3:
- Provided an update from Pennsylvania State Police on business closure enforcement actions.
- Joined a multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment and other medical equipment.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.