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Number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania has biggest one-day increase, tops 4,000; deaths at 48

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The number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania topped 4,000 in numbers released Monday, with Philadelphia County alone reaching more than 1,000.

The number of deaths reached 48, an increase of 12. The new deaths were: 4 in Monroe County, 3 in Bucks, 1 in Lawrence, 1 in Luzerne, 1 in Northampton and 2 in Philadelphia.

There are now 4,087 cases in Pennsylvania. There were 693 new cases, according to numbers released by the state Department of Health. That's the biggest one-day increase yet, slightly more than the 649 on Sunday.

Dauphin County increased from 35 cases to 36. York County went from 43 cases to 54 cases. Lancaster County went from 67 to 97. Cumberland County went from 22 to 24 cases.

A Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center patient died from COVID-19 on Friday.

Also, Penn State Harrisburg in Lower Swatara Township over the weekend reported its first case.

On Monday, there were large increases in Philadelphia County (up 142 to 1,007), Lehigh County (up 80 to 231), Northampton County (up 58 to 184), Luzerne County (up 56 to 150), Montgomery County (up 52 to 540), Monroe County (up 47 to 182) and Bucks County (up 43 to 246).

Cases now have been reported in 59 counties of the state’s 67 counties, up from 50. Union County reported their first case Monday.

There have been 33,777 negative tests for the coronavirus.

The number of cases increased statewide by 649 on Sunday, 533 on Saturday, 531 on Friday, 560 on Thursday, 276 on Wednesday, 207 on Tuesday, 165 last Monday, 108 the previous Sunday, 103 the previous Saturday, 73 the previous Friday, and 52 the previous Thursday.

Positive cases by age range 

• 0-4 years, less than 1 percent

• 5 to 12 years, less than 1 percent

• 13 to 18 years, 1 percent

• 19 to 24 years, 10 percent

• 25 to 49 years, 41 percent

• 50 to 64 years, 28 percent

• 65 and older, 19 percent

Hospitalizations by age range

• 0-4 years, 1 percent

• 5 to 12 years, 0 percent

• 13 to 18 years, 1 percent

• 19 to 24 years, 2 percent

• 25 to 49 years, 22 percent

• 50 to 64 years, 25 percent

• 65 and older, 49 percent

Percentages may not total 100 percent due to rounding

 

Counties impacted

• Adams (8, no change)

• Allegheny (290, up 25, 2 deaths)

• Armstrong (3, no change)

• Beaver (44, up 16)

• Berks (82, up 14)

• Blair (6, up 3)

• Bradford (3, no change)

• Bucks (246, up 43, 4 deaths)

• Butler (49, up 2, 2 deaths)

• Cambria (2, up 1)

• Cameron (1, no change)

• Carbon (13, up 4)

• Centre (24, up 2)

• Chester (146, up 9)

• Clarion (1, no change)

• Clearfield (4, up 2)

• Columbia (6, no change)

• Crawford (4, up 1)

• Cumberland (24, up 2, 1 death)

• Dauphin (36, up 1)

• Delaware (303, up 27, 4 deaths)

• Erie (13, up 6)

• Fayette (11, up 1)

• Franklin (12, up 1)

• Greene (7, up 1)

• Huntingdon (1, no change)

• Indiana (2, no change)

• Juniata (3, up 2)

• Lackawanna (62, up 6, 2 deaths)

• Lancaster (97, up 30, 2 deaths)

• Lawrence (10, up 2, 1 death)

• Lebanon (27, up 8)

• Lehigh (231, up 80, 3 deaths)

• Luzerne (150, up 56, 3 deaths)

• Lycoming (4, up 1)

• McKean (1, no change)

• Mercer (7, no change)

• Mifflin (1, down 1)

• Monroe (182, up 47, 7 deaths)

• Montgomery (540, up 52, 5 deaths)

• Montour (10, up 6)

• Northampton (184, up 58, 5 deaths)

• Northumberland (1, no change)

• Philadelphia (1,007, up 142, 7 deaths)

• Pike (39, up 6, 1 death)

• Potter (2, no change)

• Schuylkill (30, up 9)

• Snyder (2, no change)

• Somerset (2, no change)

• Susquehanna (1, no change)

• Tioga (1, no change)

• Union (4, first cases)

• Venango (1, no change)

• Warren (1, no change)

• Washington (26, up 2)

• Wayne (10, up 3)

• Westmoreland (55, up 9)

• York (54, up 11)

The Department of Health continues to stress the following:

• Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use 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 items.

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