Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 6,339 new cases, 281,852 total as of Nov. 18, 2020

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
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Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., November 18, that there were 6,339 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 281,852. This is the highest daily increase in cases.

There are 2,737 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 579 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. 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 trend in the 14-day moving average of the number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 1,600 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 6 – November 12 stood at 9.6%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between November 11 and November 17 is 380,667 with 36,856 positive cases. There were 56,111 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 17. 

As of 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, there were 110 new deaths reported for a total of 9,465 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

MIDSTATE COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATES

MOST RECENT 7 DAYS

November 6 – November 12

CountyPositivity Rate
Juniata21.1%
Mifflin17.7%
Franklin15.1%
Lebanon12.6%
Perry10.0%
York9.5%
Dauphin9.4%
Cumberland9.2%
Lancaster9.1%
Adams7.0%
Statewide average: 9.6% | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

2020 PENNSYLVANIA COVID-19 DEATHS BY DAY

March 18 – November 13, 2020

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 9,897 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 643 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 2,608,986 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Approximately 2% are ages 5-12;
  • Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
  • Approximately 13% are ages 19-24; 
  • Approximately 36% are ages 25-49; 
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.

The department 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 to present in November are available below:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 18 percent of cases so far in November;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to approximately 13 percent of cases so far in November;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in November;
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases so far in November;
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 9 percent of cases so far in November; and
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 12 percent of cases so far in November.  

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 30,357 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,232 cases among employees, for a total of 36,589 at 1,171 distinct facilities in63 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,157 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 13,695 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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