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Dauphin, Lancaster and Cumberland combine for nearly 20 percent of Pa.'s new coronavirus deaths

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 579 additional positive cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the statewide total to 83,770 in all 67 counties.

The state reported 39 new deaths today, for 6,557 total, in 55 counties.

The statewide increase in the number of new cases day-over-day was about 0.7 percent, the highest since June 12. The highest one-day increase in total cases statewide was 1,989 on April 9. 

Statewide, there have been 621,031 negative tests.

Dauphin County has 1,893 total cases (1,838 confirmed and 55 probable), up from 1,864 on Wednesday. It reported 4 new deaths Thursday, for 131 total. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 47.3. Of Dauphin County’s deaths, 104 have been in long-term-care facilities. It has 9 facilities reporting cases, with 562 resident cases and 138 employee cases.

The Department of Health reports 78 percent of those who tested positive have recovered. If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms), then an individual is considered recovered, according to the department’s website.

Lancaster County reported 354 deaths Thursday, an increase of 2. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 65.1. It has 4,212 cases (4,118 confirmed and 94 probable), up from 4,152.

Cumberland County reported 63 deaths, an increase of 2. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 25.1. The county has 825 cases (787 confirmed and 38 probable), up from 809.

York County reported 41 deaths, an increase of 1 from Wednesday. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 9.1. It has 1,418 cases (1,378 confirmed and 40 probable), up from 1,400.

Lebanon County’s death total is 43, an increase of 1. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 30.4. It has 1,291 cases (1,241 confirmed and 50 probable), up from 1,278.

Statewide, in nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,454 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,123 cases among employees, for a total of 20,577 cases at 676 facilities in 50 counties. Out of the total deaths, 4,471 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities — about 68.2 percent.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

About 6,341 of the total cases are in health care workers.

Philadelphia County continues to by far have the most cases, up to 21,072 from 20,949 and 1,583 deaths, an increase from 1,576. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 99.9. Montgomery County went from 8,188 to 8,244 and 792 deaths, an increase of 1. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 95.6. Delaware County is at 7,095, up from 7,079, and 648 deaths, an increase of 5. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 114.7, the highest in the state. Bucks County went from 5,619 to 5,649 cases and 560 deaths, up 1, Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 89.1.

Berks County went from 4,453 to 4,461 with 348 deaths, an increase of 1. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 82.8. Lehigh County has 4,164, up from 4,130 with 285 deaths, an increase of 1. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 77.4. Luzerne went from 2,874 to 2,883 with 174 deaths, an increase of 1. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 54.8. Allegheny County has 2,321, up from 2,284 cases, and 182 deaths, an increase of 2. Its death rate per 100,000 residents is 14.9.

Positive cases by age range 

• 0 to 4 years, less than 1 percent

• 5 to 12 years, 1 percent

• 13 to 18 years, 2 percent

• 19 to 24 years, 7 percent

• 25 to 49 years, 37 percent

• 50 to 64 years, 25 percent

• 65 and older, 28 percent

Percentages may not total 100 percent due to rounding.

Previous additional cases and totals

June 24: 495 new; 83,191 total; 0.6 percent increase

June 23: 510 new; 82,696 total; 0.62 percent increase

June 22: 456 new; 82,186 total; 0.56 percent increase

June 21: 464 new; 81,730 total; 0.57 percent increase

June 20: 504 new; 81,266 total; 0.62 percent increase

June 19: 526 new; 80,762 total; 0.66 percent increase

June 18: 418 new; 80,236 total; 0.52 percent increase

June 17: 335 new; 79,818 total; 0.42 percent increase

June 16: 362 new; 79,483 total; 0.46 percent increase

June 15: 323 new; 79,121 total; 0.41 percent increase

June 14: 336 new; 78,798 total; 0.43 percent increase

June 13: 463 new; 78,462 total; 0.59 percent increase

June 12: 686 new; 77,999 total; 0.89 percent increase

June 11: 467 new; 77,313 total; 0.61 percent increase

June 10: 410 new; 76,486 total; 0.54 percent increase

June 9: 493 new; 76,436 total; 0.65 percent increase

June 8: 351 new; 75,943 total; 0.46 percent increase

June 7: 506 new; 75,592 total; 0.67 percent increase

June 6: 701 new; 75,086 total; 0.9 percent increase

June 5: 443 new; 74,385 total; 0.6 percent increase

June 4: 537 new; 73,942 total; 0.73 percent increase 

June 3: 511 new; 73,405 total; 0.7 percent increase

June 2: 612 new; 72,894 total; 0.85 percent increase

June 1: 356 new; 72,282 total; 0.49 percent increase

May 31: 511 new; 71,926 total; 0.72 percent increase 

May 30: 680 new; 71,415 total; 0.96 percent increase

May 29: 693 new; 70,735 total; 0.99 percent increase

May 28: 625 new; 70,042 total; 0.9 percent increase

May 27: 780 new; 69,417 total; 1.14 percent increase

May 26: 451 new; 68,637 total; 0.7 percent increase

May 25: 473 new; 68,186 total; 0.7 percent increase

May 24: 730 new; 67,713 total; 1.1 percent increase

May 23: 725 new; 66,983 total; 1.1 percent increase

May 22: 866 new; 66,258 total; 1.3 percent increase

May 21: 980 new; 65,392 total; 1.5 percent increase

May 20: 746 new; 64,412 total; 1.2 percent increase

May 19: 610 new; 63,666 total; just less than 1 percent increase

May 18: 822 new; 63,056 total; 1.3 percent increase

May 17: 623 new; 62,234 total; 1 percent increase

May 16: 989 new; 61,611 total; 1.6 percent increase

May 15: 986 new, 60,622 total; 1.7 percent increase

May 14: 938 new; 59,636 total; 1.6 percent increase

May 13: 707 new; 58,698 total; 1.2 percent increase

May 12: 837 new; 57,991 total; 1.5 percent increase

May 11: 543 new; 57,154 total; less than 1 percent increase 

May 10: 1,295 new; 56,611 total; 2.3 percent increase 

May 9: 1,078 new; 55,316 total; 2 percent increase

May 8: 1,323 new; 54,238 total; 2.5 percent increase

May 7: 1,070 new; 52,915 total; 2.5 percent increase

May 6: 888 new; 51,845 total; 1.7 percent increase

May 5: 865 new; 50,957 total; 1.7 percent increase 

May 4: 825 new; 50,092 total; 1.7 percent increase

May 3: 962 new; 49,267 total; 2 percent increase

May 2: 1,334 new; 48,305 total; 2.8 percent increase

May 1: 1,208 new; 46,971 total; 2.6 percent increase

April 30: 1,397 new; 45,763 total; 3.1 percent increase

April 29: 1,102 new; 44,366 total; 2.5 percent increase

April 28: 1,214 new; 43,264 total; 2.9 percent increase

April 27: 885 new; 42,050 total; 2.1 percent increase

April 26: 1,116 new; 41,165 total; 2.8 percent increase

April 25: 1,397 new; 40,049 total; 3.6 percent increase

April 24: 1,599 new; 38,652 total; 4.3 percent increase

April 23: 1,369 new; 37,053 total; 3.8 percent increase

April 22: 1,156 new; 35,684 total; 3.3 percent increase

April 21: 1,296 new; 34,528 total; 3.9 percent increase

April 20: 948 new; 33,232 total; 2.9 percent increase

April 19: 1,215 new; 32,284 total; 3.9 percent increase

April 18: 1,628 new; 31,069 total; 5.5 percent increase

April 17: 1,706 new; 29,441 total; 6.2 percent increase

April 16: 1,245 new; 27,735 total; 4.7 percent increase

April 15: 1,145 new; 26,490 total; 4.5 percent increase

April 14: 1,146 new; 25,345 total; 4.7 percent increase

April 13: 1,366 new; 24,199 total; 6 percent increase

April 12: 1,178 new; 22,833 total; 5.4 percent increase

April 11: 1,676 new; 21,655 total; 8.4 percent increase

April 10: 1,751 new; 19,979 total; 9.6 percent increase

April 9: 1,989 new (most for one day); 18,228 total; 12.2 percent increase

April 8: 1,680 new; 16,239 total; 11.5 percent increase

April 7: 1,579 new; 14,559 total; 12.2 percent increase

April 6: 1,470 new; 12,980 total; 12.8 percent increase

April 5: 1,493 new; 11,510 total; 14.9 percent increase 

April 4: 1,597 new; 10,017 total; 19 percent increase

April 3: 1,404 new; 8,420 total; 16.7 percent increase

April 2: 1,211 new; 7,016 total; 20.9 percent increase 

April 1: 962 new; 5,805 total;  19.9 percent increase 

March 31: 756 new; 4,843 total; 18.5 percent increase

March 30: 693 new; 4,087 total; 20.4 percent increase

March 29: 649 new; 3,394 total; 23.6 percent increase

March 28: 533 new; 2,751 total; 24 percent increase

March 27: 531 new; 2,218 total; 31.5 percent increase

March 26: 560 new; 1,687 total; 49.7 percent increase

March 25: 276 new; 1,127 total; 32.4 percent increase

March 24: 207 new; 851 total; 32.1 percent increase

March 23: 165 new; 644 total; 34.4 percent increase

March 22: 108 new; 479 total; 29.1 percent increase

March 21: 103 new; 371 total; 38.4 percent increase

March 20: 83 new; 268 total;  44.9 percent increase

March 19: 52 new; 185 total; 39.1 percent increase

March 18: 37 new; 133 total

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath and diarrhea. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.

The Department of Health continues to stress the following:

• Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

• Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cellphones, remotes, and other frequently touched areas.

• Contain: If you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.

• Practice social distancing. Stay home as much as you can, and avoid public spaces. Keep at least 6 feet between you and others if you must go out. Don’t attend or host large gatherings. Avoid using mass transit.

• Wear a homemade cloth or fabric mask in public. Save surgical masks and N95 respirators  for our health care workers and first responders. Remember this saying: “My mask protects you, your mask protects me.”