COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Pennsylvania

Written by on November 5, 2020

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Pennsylvania

By Gabi Falk, WLVR News Lehigh University Intern

November 5, 2020

A worker verifies a coronavirus drive-thru testing appointment at a Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) station in Curtis Bay, Md., Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Maryland opened three drive-thru testing sites for residents who are symptomatic or at high risk of complications from COVID-19. The tests are offered at three vehicle emissions testing sites in Anne Arundel, Charles and Harford counties. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

As of Wednesday, Nov. 4, there were almost 2,800 additional COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania. Thirty-five new deaths were reported.

WLVR’s Gabi Falk reports, the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the Commonwealth. 

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Daily coronavirus case numbers in Pennsylvania are the highest they have been since the start of the pandemic. In the Lehigh Valley, the rate of infection has risen roughly 23%. 

There are currently about 1,400 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state. 

Since the onset of the pandemic there have been more than 217,000 cases in Pennsylvania, and the rate of infection in young people, ages 19-24, is increasing. 

This story is part of a collaboration between WLVR News and Lehigh University’s Department of Journalism & Communication. View all student stories.

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