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Monday update: 492 new virus cases; nearly 86,000 cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of midnight that there are 492 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 85,988.

There are 6,614 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of eight new deaths.

Locally, Carbon County is reporting 278 cases, an increase of four, and deaths remain at 25.

Lehigh County is reporting 4,220 cases, and increase of six, and 294 deaths, an increase of two.

Luzerne County has 2,906, an increase of three, and has added one death for a total of 177 deaths.

Monroe County has added four cases for a total of 1,409, and remains level at 108 deaths.

Northampton County has added 18 cases for a total of 3,407 cases and one more death for a total of 266 deaths.

Schuylkill County has one more case, for a total of 741 cases. Deaths remain at 44.

There are 633 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 666,901 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 ages 0-4;

1% are ages 5-12;

2% are ages 13-18;

Nearly 7% are ages 19-24;

Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;

24% are ages 50-64; and

Nearly 28% are ages 65 or older.

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

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,697 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,224 cases among employees, for a total of 20,921 at 689 distinct facilities in 52 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,531 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 6,508 of our total cases are in health care workers.

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.