Pennsylvania reported 4,361 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and 62 new known deaths — the most in a single day since the beginning of June — as hospitalizations for the disease continued to rise.
Tuesday’s new-case report marks the highest single-day total increase since the pandemic began in Pennsylvania, and the second day on record with over 4,000 new cases reported.
At least 9,086 Pennsylvania residents have died after contracting the coronavirus, and at least 5,922 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
“We are now seeing the highest case counts of COVID-19 across Pennsylvania that we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic in March,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said during a news conference Monday. “This is a sobering look at our current reality as COVID-19 continues to impact our state and our country.”
Between Nov. 3 and Nov. 9, there were 329,919 coronavirus tests administered with 18,670 positive cases. There were 41,926 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Nov. 9. Now, 238,657 Pennsylvania residents overall have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
Cases are up more than 70% in the past two weeks as the virus spreads at its fastest rate in the commonwealth, averaging over 3,000 new cases a day — nearly double the amount of new COVID-19 cases than during the peak of the pandemic in April.
There are 1,827 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, and of that number, 393 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.
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