Lycoming County 8 new COVID-19 cases
Tioga County sees one new case
HARRISBURG-The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 18, that there are 735 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 125,579 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
Philadelphia reported 208 cases – a two-day total for August 17 and August 18.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 11 and August 17 is 162,293 with 5,992 positive cases. There were 18,926 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 17. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
There are 7,499 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 31 new deaths reported.
The state DOH said in an email that a person being retested does not count as a new case, “If someone tests positive, and then has later positive tests, they are only counted as that one positive case.”
Lycoming County has had 452 positive cases to date (425 confirmed and 27 probable), Clinton 128 (113 confirmed and 15 probable) cases, Sullivan ten cases (five confirmed and five probable) and Tioga 42 cases (34 confirmed and eight probable).
70 Lycoming County residents tested negative.
Negative case data only includes negative PCR tests. Negative case data does not include negative antibody tests.
There are four COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Lycoming County, none on are ventilators. Montour County has 13 COVID-19 patients, two are on ventilators.
“As the state has put in place new mitigation efforts to offset recent case increases, we must renew our commitment to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, we must work together to stop another surge.”
Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
According to the state, positive antibody tests are include in the probable cases, and make up about 1/4 of all probable cases. Positive antibody cases also make up .71% of all cases.Probable cases are not confirmed cases.
There are 644 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 1,319,884 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
1% are ages 0-4;
1% are ages 5-12;
Nearly 4% are ages 13-18;
Nearly 10% are ages 19-24;
Nearly 38% are ages 25-49;
Nearly 23% are ages 50-64; and
Nearly 24% are ages 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 20,444 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,261 cases among employees, for a total of 24,705 at 899 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,064 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 8,997 of our total cases are amongst health care workers.
The department of health reports the statewide recovery rate today as 79 percent. Individuals who have recovered is determined using a calculation, similar to what is being done by several other states. If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered.