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Pennsylvania Reports More Than 5,500 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Daily Increase Since Pandemic Began

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) -- Pennsylvania is reporting its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. State health officials reported 5,551 new coronavirus cases on Saturday afternoon.

The statewide total now stands at 259,938 COVID-19 cases.

As of 11:59 p.m., Friday, there were 50 new coronavirus-related deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 9,274.

There are 8,089 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 644 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

On Friday, Philadelphia broke its one-day record for new COVID-19 cases and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says new restrictions will be announced on Monday.


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