Hays County tallies 77 new COVID-19 recoveries, 22 new cases
Oct 25 2020
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. This puts the county's total to 1,028 cases, including 854 confirmed cases.
244 of the cases announced today are in Dublin, 104 of the cases were discovered in Galway, 98 in Cork, 92 in Meath and the remaining 528 cases are spread across the remaining counties. The data, which is updated at least every hour, does not distinguish between the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units and those in acute-care beds, which require less attention from nurses.
The cases were among 1,721 confirmed and probable cases reported statewide.
Over 230,000 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Pennsylvania between October 15 and October 21, 10,375 of which were positive, the Inquirer reported.
People have been urged to act as if they were close contacts of the virus as the risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is now 100 times greater than it was four months ago, the Department of Health has warned. Treating physicians and funeral homes coordinate to report the deaths to the state.
Of this total, 519 (55.1%) took place in hospital, 357 (37.9%) in care homes, eight (0.8%) in hospices and 58 (6.2%) at residential addresses or other locations. The region's positivity rate increased to 7.8%.
Since then, only September 1 and October 11 had higher reported numbers because of a "data dump" in the former and a combination of two days' worth of numbers due to a technical issue.
Both an increase in test positivity rates and the gap between between case growth and testing growth indicates very high levels of community transmission, Malcolm said.
Officials have noted an increase in new cases from the 19- to 24-year-old age group. The daily average of new cases in Pennsylvania is now 1,500, a number the state hasn't seen since April. Most of those who've died were over age 65.