HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania is reporting its highest one-day total of confirmed coronavirus cases since May, breaking 1,000, although some of the test results, 175, were reported on a delay.
The state Department of Health on Friday also reported another 32 coronavirus-related deaths bringing the state’s total to 6,880.
As more people are tested, an increase in the raw number of positive tests is to be expected. But if the virus is being brought under control, then the percentage of positive results should be coming down. Pennsylvania’s seven-day positivity rate is 5.3%, according to an Associated Press analysis, and has grown from 4.4% two weeks ago.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
The number of new cases in Allegheny County increased by 180 cases overnight, the state Department of Health said in a news release. Philadelphia County increased by 182 cases overnight.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 3 and July 9 is 128,821 with 4,793 positive test results.
The state Department of Health said it is seeing a "significant" increase in the number of cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. An alert was sent to healthcare providers about the changing COVID-19 case demographics.
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;
Nearly 3% are ages 13-18;
Nearly 8% are ages 19-24;
37% are ages 25-49;
Nearly 24% are ages 50-64; and
26% are ages 65 or older.