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Coronavirus Briefing

Weekly Coronavirus Briefing for August 31


Total cumulative COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania at 3,185,902

Harrisburg — The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that as of Aug. 24, the statewide cumulative total cases of COVID-19 is 3,185,902.

There are 2,625,738 confirmed cases and 560,164 who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

The Pennsylvania death registry reported a cumulative total of 46,716 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rules, and regulations, including health care, local business and workplace guidance. Wearing a mask is an effective way to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.

Numbers by county as of Aug. 31

  • Bucks County: 141,203 cases and 2,005 deaths
  • Chester County: 106,989 cases and 1,214 deaths
  • Delaware County: 128,001 cases and 1,923 deaths
  • Lehigh County: 100,983 cases and 1,293 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 180,053 cases and 2,427 deaths
  • Northampton County: 90,359 cases and 1,153 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 357,833 cases and 5,259 deaths

The Department of Health continues to provide the public with extensive and frequently updated data on both the COVID-19 dashboard and the vaccine dashboard. Both dashboards provide an interactive experience for the user to review statewide and local-level data updated daily.

The department will continue to provide data via online dashboards; however, the dashboards will be updated on a weekly basis.

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