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Pa: 11 of 13 Carbon virus deaths from long-term care facilities

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of midnight, that there are 1,214 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 43,264. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

Today, the state is reporting 1,716 deaths in Pennsylvania.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 7,360 resident cases of COVID-19, and 920 cases among employees, for a total of 8,280 at 452 distinct facilities in 41 counties. Out of our total deaths, 1,089 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Carbon County has 169 cases, added one more death for a total of 13. Of those deaths, 11 of those were patients in long-term care.

Lehigh County has 2,685 cases, with 64 deaths. Of those deaths, 41 were in long term care.

FILE - This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Health authorities are preparing for a possible pandemic as they work to contain a respiratory illness in China that’s caused by a new virus. Governments are working to contain the virus by limiting travel, isolating sick people and keeping travelers returning from the affected region under quarantine to watch for symptoms. (CDC via AP, File)

Monroe County has 1,097 cases, with 48 cases, 19 from long-term care facilities.

Northampton County had 1,970 cases, with 55 deaths. Twenty-seven of them are in long-term care.

Schuylkill County has 330 cases, with five deaths.

All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

There are 165,824 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

Nearly 1% are aged 0-4;

Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;

1% are aged 13-18;

Nearly 6% are aged 19-24;

38% are aged 25-49;

27% are aged 50-64; and

26% are aged 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date.