Pa. hits another daily high on COVID-19 cases as 4,711 test positive, state says

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Pennsylvania’s fall surge of COVID-19 cases continued unabated Wednesday as the state reached another all-time high in cases, with 4,711 people testing positive for the disease, the state Health Department said Wednesday.

That’s an increase of 350 cases from Tuesday’s previous peak high of 4,361 cases. The Health Department has confirmed a total of 243,368 cases in all 67 have tested positive since the pandemic began in March. The agency confirmed a total of 59 new deaths, for a total of 9,145 fatalities statewide.

The Health Department said it had administered 354,972 tests between Nov. 4 and Nov. 10, resulting in a total 23,786 positive cases.

As of Wednesday, 1,948 individuals were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 417 patients in intensive care units, the Health Department said. The majority of those hospitalized are aged 65 and older, the agency said.

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