PA Health Reports 6,300 New COVID Cases over 2 days

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., November 9, that there were 3,402 new cases, in addition to 2,909 new cases reported Sunday, November 8 for a two-day total of 6,311 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 234,296.  This includes more than 4,000 cases reported Saturday, November 7, the highest daily increase in cases.

“We are now seeing the highest case counts of COVID-19 across Pennsylvania that we have seen since the beginning.  This is a sobering look at our current reality as COVID-19 continues to impact our state and our country”, said PA Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between November 2 and November 8 is 329,072 with 20,958 positive cases. There were 40,108 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 7 and 38,284 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 8.

“This is a call to action for everyone in Pennsylvania.  COVID-19 is right here and we are at a critical point.  We all need to take steps to prevent the spread of this virus and if we don’t, we put ourselves, our families and our communities and our health systems at risk”, said Dr. Levine.

The Health Department reports there are 1,652 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 353 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.

Dr. Levine encouraged those who test positive to provide all information to contract tracers to help stop the spread of the virus.

“We must all stand united in our fight against COVID-19”, said Dr. Levine.