Pennsylvania reported 1,120 new Covid-19 cases and 24 more deaths, according to data released Tuesday from the state's Department of Health. This brings the total case count to 109,384 and total death count to 7,146.
More than half the deaths in Pennsylvania have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities to date. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,225 resident cases and 3,868 employee cases across 835 facilities. A press conference this afternoon aims to address testing initiatives in nursing homes.
The health department is still seeing significant increases in the number of Covid-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19- to 24-year-olds
The health department also singled out case counts in specific counties including Allegheny, reporting an increase in 119 cases. This county previously took steps to counter a spike. Philadelphia county is reporting an uptick of 175 cases, and Delaware county is reporting an increase in 118 cases.
One thing to note: These numbers were released by the state’s public health agency, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.