HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania is reporting its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in March. State health officials reported 4,361 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday afternoon.
The statewide total now stands at 238,657 COVID-19 cases.
Another 62 coronavirus-related deaths were also reported, bringing the death toll to 9,086.
Officials say there are 6,165 people who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 645 individuals who have a positive serology test with either COVID-19 symptoms or high-risk exposure.
On Monday, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley told CBS3 coronavirus cases in the city were “rising very rapidly.”