PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pennsylvania health officials reported 621 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, in addition to 24 more deaths. The total number of cases statewide now stands at 84,991.
The death toll statewide has reached 6,603.
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“Since almost the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19,” said Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to effectively reopen using a careful and measured approach. However, the virus is not gone. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvania residents, our essential workers and our health system. “
Current patients are isolated at home or receiving hospital treatment. Most hospitalized patients are 65 years of age or older, and most deaths have occurred in patients 65 years of age or older.
More than 646,000 patients who have tested negative to date.
The use of masks is required in all companies in the yellow and green reopening phases. Consistent use of masks, even in green phase counties, could have lasting benefits as an increase in COVID-19 is possible this fall.