Pa. sets another record for new coronavirus cases, sees first flu death

Written by on November 11, 2020

 Pa. sets another record for new coronavirus cases, sees first flu death

By Jen Rehill

November 11, 2020

A nurse of the Public Health Service prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine at the Don Orione rest home in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. Elderly at Don Orione rest home received the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday in Rome, in a second round of vaccinations following those for health workers last week. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

More than 4,300 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Pennsylvania yesterday. It’s another new high as the state counts continue to skyrocket.

The increases coincide with a national surge and put the total number for Pennsylvania at more than 230,000 cases and more than 9,000 deaths. 

The seven-day average of cases has grown 45% in the past week. Record numbers for Pa. have been posted five times since last Tuesday.

Lehigh and Northampton counties reported 185 new cases on. Thursday, Nov. 11. 

Flu cases are also beginning to tick up across the state. So far there have been nearly 400 cases. The first death from the flu this season was reported Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The state department of health is urging residents to get a flu shot this year. 

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