Pennsylvania health officials report 11,406 new COVID-19 cases marking highest 1-day total

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HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday reported 11,406 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 386,837. This marks the the highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases to date.

There are currently 4,982 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, officials said. Of that number, 1,048 patients are in the intensive care unit.

The trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 3,500 since the end of September, health officials said.

The number of tests administered between November 26 and December 2 is 381,784 with 47,602 positive cases. There were 67,067 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. on December 2. This is the highest number of test results reported to date, officials said.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 20 - November 26 stood at 11.7%.

Officials also reported 187 new deaths, totaling 10,944 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 37,324 resident cases of COVID-19, and 7,027 cases among employees. Out of the state's total deaths, 6,751 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities, officials said.

Approximately 15,099 of Pennsylvania's total cases are among health care workers.


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