Blogger's Note: Thanks to numbers cruncher Steve Thode for his latest report on Covid-19. I wish he had better news.
A total of 11,113 deaths attributed to COVID. That's an increase of 2,138 deaths since the November 6 report.
Interestingly, the largest percentage increase was among folks between the ages of 60 and 80. They accounted for 37.1% of new deaths; four weeks ago, this age group accounted for 32.7% of new deaths. Only one new death was recorded among those under the age of 25; and, only four new deaths among those under the age of 30. For comparison, three Pennsylvanians over the age of 105 died from COVID during this period.
997 deaths over the past 28 days were among long-term care facility (LTCF) residents. That's slightly less than 47% of total new deaths. The last four weeks was the first time more elderly not living in LTCFs have died than elderly who are in LTCFs. Nonetheless, COVID-19 has killed more than one in twelve LTCF residents."
So, COVID is continuing to strike down the elderly at an even higher rate, and an increasing percentage of elderly not in LTFCs."