The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 2, that there are 832 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 88,074. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,712 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 25 new deaths.
Bucks County reports 5,801 cases and a total of 565 deaths; Chester County 3,751 cases and 328 deaths; Delaware County 7,253 cases and 657 deaths; Lehigh County 4,280 cases and 305 deaths; Montgomery County 8,514 cases and 806 deaths; Northampton County 3,441 cases and 270 deaths; Philadelphia 21,862 cases and 1,615 deaths.
There are 634 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 702,199 patients who have tested negative to date.
“Our latest data show that the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing across the state,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “The virus has not gone away. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”
As the holiday weekend approaches, it is essential that all Pennsylvanians take steps to protect themselves and those around them. Residents are encouraged to avoid large gatherings and to remember that mask-wearing is required in public settings and when around other people to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
According to an order signed by Secretary of Health, mask wearing is required whenever anyone leaves home. Consistent mask wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.