HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed 1,680 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 16,239, while Lawrence County's total increased three to 32.
The health department reported 70 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 310. Lawrence County still is reporting two deaths. By Tuesday, all 67 counties in Pennsylvania reported positive cases of COVID-19.
“Now more than ever, as we continue to see COVID-19 cases and deaths rise in Pennsylvania, we need Pennsylvanians to take action,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Those actions should be to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. If you must go out, please limit it to as few trips as possible and wear a mask to protect not only yourself, but other people as well. We need all Pennsylvanians to heed these efforts to protect our vulnerable Pennsylvanians, and our healthcare workers and frontline responders.”
There are 82,299 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date, the age breakdown is as follows:
· Less than 1 percent are aged 0-4;
· Nearly 1 percent are aged 5-12;
· 1 percent are aged 13-18;
· Nearly 7 percent are aged 19-24;
· 41 percent are aged 25-49;
· 29 percent are aged 50-64; and
· 20 percent are aged 65 or older.