Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – As of 12:00 a.m., Oct.17, the Department of Health has confirmed an additional 1,857 positive cases of COVID-19, the second-highest total in a single day since the start of the pandemic.
The single-day highest total came on April 9, with a total of 1,989 cases.
According to officials, Birx County reported an increase of 108 cases.
The number of tests carried out during the last seven days between October 10 and October 16 is 234,583 with 9,778 positive cases. 41,794 test results were reported to the department as of 10:00 PM, Oct 16.
Officials say there are 8,466 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 9 new deaths reported.
There are 1,673 cases who have had a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 648 patients have had a positive serological test and either have symptoms of COVID-19 or are at high risk.
There are 2,119,850 patients who have tested negative so far. Among the patients who had tested positive so far, the age split was as follows:
- Approximately 1% are aged 0-4;
- Approximately 2% are aged 5-12;
- Almost 5% are between the ages of 13 and 18;
- Approximately 14% are between the ages of 19-24;
- Approximately 36% are between the ages of 25 and 49;
- Approximately 21% are aged 50-64; And the
- About 21% are 65 years of age or older.
The following regions saw significant increases among people aged 19 to 24 every month from April to the present in October:
NC – nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 34 percent of cases so far in October.
SE – from nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 17 percent of cases so far in October.
NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 20 percent of cases so far in October.
NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to about 19 percent of cases so far in October.
SW – nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases so far in October.
SC – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to about 10 percent of cases so far in October.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 24,482 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,361 cases among staff, for a total of 29,843 in 1,021 distinct facilities across 62 counties.
According to reports, of the total deaths, 5,608 deaths occurred among residents of nursing or personal care facilities.