HARRISBURG — Lawrence County added one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the Pa. Department of Health reported.
Lawrence County now has 81 positive cases. There were no new deaths reported for the county on Tuesday, as the county stayed at eight.
Statewide, there were 612 additional positive cases reported in Pennsylvania, bringing the total to 72,894. There were 100 new deaths reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 5,667.
“As Pennsylvania continues to move forward in the process to reopen, we need to remember that the threat from COVID-19 has not gone away,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “As counties move into the yellow and green phases, we must take personal responsibility to protect others. Wearing a mask, continuing to maintain social distancing, and washing your hands frequently are all steps we can take to help protect others, including our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”
There are 616 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 399,361 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 ages 0-4;
Nearly 1% are ages 5-12;
Nearly 2% are ages 13-18;
6% are ages 19-24;
Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
25% are ages 50-64; and
28% 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 15,660 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,696 cases among employees, for a total of 18,356 at 609 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of the total deaths, 3,597 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Approximately 5,523 of the total cases are in health care workers.