Pennsylvania sets single-day record for new covid cases – TribLIVE
In adding 2,875 cases of coronavirus Tuesday, Pennsylvania set a record for new cases in a single day.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health said of those new cases, 2,599 were confirmed from PCR tests and other 276 were probable cases.
Officials also said 32 new deaths were reported, making 159 in the past seven days. A total of 8,855 people have died of covid-19 in the state since the pandemic began in March.
Among the state’s 10,508 probable cases, health officials report there have been 3,846 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and 646 individuals with a positive serology test and either covid-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
While the summer surge in cases was mostly due to increased numbers in larger areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the recent fall uptick appears to be more spread out.
On Tuesday, while Philadelphia saw the most new cases (622), five other counties saw counts of more than 100 — Allegheny (150), Delaware (138), Lancaster (131), Montgomery (131) and Berks (125). Additionally, 10 other counties recorded new case counts of between 50 and 99, including Westmoreland (70) and Erie (50).
In another comparison, over the first 10 days of July, 15 counties saw case counts in at least triple digits. Over the most recent 10 days, that number