New daily record of COVID cases in Pennsylvania

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
Philadelphia sets new daily COVID-19 case record
"This is possibly the worst period in the entire epidemic," Dr. Farley said.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania reported Saturday their highest daily positive case counts since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,035 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 227,985.

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There were 50,471 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Nov. 6. This is a record-high number of PCR test results reported to the department.

There were 40 more deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a total of 9,015, officials said.

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Pennsylvania health officials said there are currently 1,597 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state.