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6,778 new COVID cases reported, 658 in our central region on 21 November | WTAJ

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 6,778 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing the state’s total to 302,564.

According to the DOH, 112 more COVID-19-related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 9,801.

As of today, 3,162 patients are hospitalized and 661 patients are in the intensive care unit for COVID-19.

Eighty-five percent of cases in Pennsylvania have been considered recovered under COVID-1


Our central region has 658 new cases today. That brings our total amount to 17,929.

The county distribution is below:

There are 2,668,676 people who have had a negative PCR test to date. Of those who have tested positive to date, the age distribution is as follows:

  • Approx. 1% are aged 0-4 years;
  • Nearly 3% are aged 5-12;
  • Nearly 6% are aged 13-18;
  • Approx. 13% are aged 19-24;
  • Almost 37% are aged 25-49 years;
  • Approx. 21% are aged 50-64; and
  • Almost 20% are 65 years or older.

In nursing and care homes since the start of the pandemic, there have been 31,548 residents cases of COVID-19 and 6,357 cases among employees, a total of 37,905 at 1,207 different facilities in 63 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,266 have occurred in residents from care or personal care facilities.

Approx. 13,968 of our total cases are among health professionals.

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