COVID Record: Pennsylvania reports another 4,711 cases, Montco schools may go all-virtual

Pennsylvania COVID-19 live updates, news and information
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Students and parents in Montgomery County will receive a big decision on Thursday regarding schools.

At 10 a.m., the county office of public health is deciding whether to start two weeks of virtual-only school beginning November 23.

If they vote to do so, all schools in the county would go 100% virtual with the expectation that hybrid learning would resume some time in December.

The decision will be made one day after Pennsylvania reported its highest daily increase of positive COVID-19 cases.

On Wednesday, the Department of Health confirmed 4,711 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 243,368. Tuesday's new case total was 4,361.



The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between Nov. 4 and Nov. 10 is 354,972 with 23,786 positive cases. There were 43,158 PCR test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The department reported 59 new deaths. The total number of deaths in Pennsylvania attributed to COVID-19 stands at 9,145.

There are 6,208 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 645 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 2,888,761 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

- Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
- Approximately 2% are ages 5-12;
- Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 14% are ages 19-24;
- Approximately 36% are ages 25-49;
- Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
- Approximately 20% are ages 65 or older.

There are 1,948 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 417 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.

The department has seen significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 28,142 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,932 cases among employees, for a total of 34,077 at 1,126 distinct facilities in 63 counties. Out of the total deaths, 5,922 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 13,036 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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