By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
On Sunday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 623 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 62,234.
All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
Philadelphia has reported the most cases with 16140 cases and more than 1000 deaths.
Concerning COVID-19 related deaths, the state is reporting 4,418 total deaths, an increase of 15 new deaths. Of this total, 3,057 deaths, or 69 percent, have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.
“As counties move from red to yellow, we need all Pennsylvanians to continue to follow the social distancing and mitigation efforts in place,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, which includes our seniors, those with underlying health issues, our healthcare workers and our first responders. I am proud of the work that Pennsylvanians have done so far, but we cannot stop now, we must continue to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19.”
Non-life-sustaining businesses in the red phase are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently, 37 counties are in the yellow phase of reopening; 12 more will move to the yellow phase on May 22.
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