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HARRISBURG — Lawrence County added two new positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the Pa. Department of Health reported.

Lawrence County now has 94 positive cases and nine deaths. Negative tests increased to 2,300.

Statewide, the health department confirmed 495 additional positive cases and 54 new deaths. That brings the total to 83,191 cases and 6,515 deaths. The recovery rate is 77 percent.

“As we move closer to having the entire state in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”

There are 632 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 608,217 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

Nearly 1 percent are ages 0-4;

1 percent are ages 5-12;

2 percent are ages 13-18;

Nearly 7 percent are ages 19-24;

Nearly 37 percent are ages 25-49;

Nearly 25 percent are ages 50-64; and

Nearly 28 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.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,394 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,103 cases among employees, for a total of 20,497 at 671 distinct facilities in 49 counties. Out of the total deaths, 4,467 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 6,303 of the total cases are in health care workers.

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