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State update for COVID-19 – Wednesday, August 17

The Department of Health reports more than 21,000 new cases last week and 120 deaths related to the coronavirus over the last seven days.
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PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has updated COVID-19 statistics for the last week.

  • The department confirms 21,507 additional positive cases of COVID-19 over the last seven days, for a daily average of 3,072 new cases per day.
  • The statewide case total is 3,147,474 as of Wednesday, August 17.
  • There were 120 new deaths for the week. The statewide total of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 46,494, according to the department.

Get COVID-19 information from the U.S. Government at covid.gov.

RELATED: How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Pennsylvania

Get county-specific coronavirus information by visiting Pennsylvania's Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.

View the CDC COVID data tracker here.

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