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Dad. Ministry of Health releases Friday’s COVID-19 cases

(WKBN) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 10,848 cases of COVID-19 and 91 new deaths since Wednesday’s report, when 5,269 cases and 196 deaths were reported.

No report was sent on Thursday.

That brings the statewide total to 1,618,870 cases and 32,279 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

2,609 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 600 patients with COVID-19 are in intensive care. More data is available here.

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The trend in the 14-day moving average number of patients hospitalized continues to decline. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

The statewide positivity rate for the week of October 29 – November 4 was 9.3%.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available at the COVID-19 data dashboard.

There are 22,396 individuals with a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

There are 5,800,806 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and care homes, there have been a total of 79,904 cases of COVID-19 among residents and 17,453 cases among employees to date, for a total of 97,357 in 1,647 different facilities. Of the total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,480 have occurred in residents of nursing or personal care facilities. A provincial breakdown can be found here.

Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the Death Registry. The number of deaths among nursing and care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registration data.

About 32,982 of the total cases were among health professionals.