Coronavirus in Pa.: 920 new cases reported, 25 new deaths

Coronavirus in Pa.: 920 new cases reported, 25 new deaths


The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 920 new coronavirus cases Saturday, raising the statewide total to 143,805.

Across Pennsylvania, 7,862 deaths have been tied to COVID-19, including 25 newly reported fatalities Saturday. More than 5,000 deaths have occurred in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

There are 21,844 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing homes. Employees account for 4,742 of the cases, with 26,586 total cases at 951 facilities in 61 counties.

There were 28,365 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. Friday. Between Sept. 5 and Sept. 11, the state administered 155,174 tests with 5,223 positive results.

More than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians have tested negative for the coronavirus.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said the department has tracked increases in COVID-19 cases at colleges and universities.

“We know that congregation, especially over holidays and in college and university settings, yields increased case counts. The mitigation efforts in place now are essential to flattening the curve and saving lives,” Levine said. “Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings, and telework will help keep our case counts low. Together, as Pennsylvanians, all of our efforts are designed to support our communities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 remain low.”

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