HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., October 17, that there were 1,857 additional positive cases of COVID-19, which is the second highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic.
The highest one-day total came on April 9, with a total of 1,989 cases.
According to officials, Berks County is reporting an increase of 108 cases.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 10 and October 16 is 234,583 with 9,778 positive cases. There were 41,794 test results reported to the department through 10:00 p.m., October 16.
There are 8,466 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 9 new deaths reported, officials say.
There are 1,673 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 648 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 2,119,850 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the…