Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 27, that there are 885 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 42,050. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

Today, the state is reporting 1,597 deaths in Pennsylvania. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“As we see the number of new COVID-19 cases continuously change across the state that does not mean we can stop practicing social distancing,” Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to stay home to protect ourselves, our families and our community. If you must go out, please make as few trips as possible and wear a mask to protect not only yourself, but others. We need all Pennsylvanians to continue to heed these efforts to protect our vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our health care workers and frontline responders.”

There are 161,372 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Nearly 1% are aged 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;
  • 1% are aged 13-18;
  • Nearly 6% are aged 19-24; 
  • 38% are aged 25-49; 
  • Nearly 28% are aged 50-64; and
  • Nearly 26% are aged 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 7,037 resident cases of COVID-19, and 862 cases among employees, for a total of 7,899 at 441 distinct facilities in 40 counties. Out of our total deaths, 990 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently the entire state is under a stay-at-home order.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, April 26:

·       Provided an update from Pennsylvania State Police on business closure enforcement actions.

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.

La Administración Wolf hace hincapié en el papel que desempeñan los ciudadanos de Pensilvania para ayudar a reducir la propagación del COVID-19:

  • Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos o utilice un desinfectante de manos si no dispone de agua y jabón.
  • Cúbrase la boca al toser o estornudar con el codo, no con las manos.
  • Limpie las superficies con frecuencia.
  • Quédate en casa para evitar el contagio de COVID-19, especialmente si te encuentras mal.
  • Si tiene que salir por una razón vital, póngase una mascarilla.

Enlaces actualizados sobre el coronavirus: Comunicados de prensa, fotos de laboratorios estatales, gráficos

All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Nate Wardle, Health, 717-787-1783 or ra-dhpressoffice@pa.gov

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