Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2020-10-17 11:58:19 –
By: KDKA-TV News Team
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 1,857 new cases of coronavirus and nine additional deaths.
The total number of cases statewide has risen to 180,943 since Friday’s report, state data showed.
The number of tests administered in the last seven days, from October 10 to 16, is 234,583 with 9,778 positive cases, according to the Department of Health. There were 41,794 test results reported to the ministry until 10 p.m. Friday.
The Department of Health says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either isolated at home or treated in hospital.
The statewide death toll has risen to 8,466.
There are 2,119,850 patients across the state who have tested negative to date.
Figures from the state’s Department of Health show there are 24,482 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among the employees, there are 5,361 diagnosed cases. This brings the total to 29,843 cases. Of the total number of deaths in Pennsylvania, state officials say 5,608 have occurred in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
About 11,618 of the state’s total cases involve healthcare workers.
Currently, the 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. However, restrictions are in place for bars, restaurants and large gatherings.
If you have any concerns about the virus, you can check the state’s COVID-19 early warning monitoring system dashboard.
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