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COVID-19 Update: 2,795 new cases, as fall surge continues, Pa. health officials say

By: - November 4, 2020 12:13 pm

New cases of COVID-19 remained at their highest levels since the start of the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Health Department said Wednesday.

Health officials confirmed 2,795 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 217,666 cases in all 67 counties since the start of the pandemic. Health officials confirmed a total of 8,890 deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 35 new deaths reported.

According to the Health Department, 277,017 tests were administered between Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, resulting in 16,425 positive cases. There were 49,087 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Nov. 2, the agency said.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.