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Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 849 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 92,148


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 8, that there are 849 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 92,148. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number of new cases in Allegheny County increased by 230 cases overnight. Philadelphia County increased by 90 cases overnight.

Bucks County reports 5,967 cases and a total of 570 deaths; Chester County 3,892 cases and 332 deaths; Delaware County 7,427 cases and 662 deaths; Lehigh County 4,354cases and 312 deaths; Montgomery County 8,718 cases and 818 deaths; Northampton County 3,500 cases and 276 deaths; Philadelphia 22,392 cases and 1,628 deaths

The number of tests administered since July 1 is 118,128 with 5,542 positive test results. There are 6,812 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 25 new.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 635 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 774,378 patients who have tested negative to date. SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to over 28 percent of cases so far in July.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 18,060 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,380 cases among employees, for a total of 21,440 at 727 distinct facilities in 55 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,663 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. Approximately 6,903 of total cases are in health care workers.