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    🦠 Over 100,000 Pennsylvanians Have Tested Negative for COVID-19, 22,833 Positive

    » 102,057 patients have tested negative for COVID-19 to date, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
    » 22,833 have tested positive with 507 statewide deaths.
    » All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases of COVID-19.

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    Pennsylvania saw an increase of 1,178 COVID-19 cases overnight, bringing the statewide total to 22,833, Your Content has learned. What’s more, the department also reported 13 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 507.

    102,057 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, the department revealed Sunday. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases of COVID-19. 

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    All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.


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    “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 102,057 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% are aged 0-4
    » 1% are aged 5-12
    » 2% are aged 13-18
    » Nearly 9% are aged 19-24
    » Nearly 49% are aged 25-49
    » 29% are aged 50-64
    » 22% are aged 65 or older


    Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date.

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    All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide indefinitely. Currently the entire state is under a stay-at-home order.

    For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit Responding to COVID-19 on pa.gov.

    The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    » Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
    » Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
    » Clean surfaces frequently.
    » Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.


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