HARRISBURG – There are over 500 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including three new cases in Clearfield County.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed as of 12 a.m., June 23, that there are 510 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 82,696.
There are 6,464 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 38 new deaths. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has 70 total cases while 1,978 patients have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 52 are confirmed and 18 are probable.
“As we move closer to having the entire state in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said.
“Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away.
“Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently.
“Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”
Mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening. Consistent mask wearing, even in counties in the green phase, could have lasting benefits as a COVID-19 surge is possible this fall.
There are 631 Pennsylvania patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases.
There are 596,407 patients who have tested negative state-wide to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
- Nearly 1 percent are ages 0-4;
- 1 percent are ages 5-12;
- 2 percent are ages 13-18;
- Nearly 7 percent are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 37 percent are ages 25-49;
- Nearly 25 percent are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 28 percent are ages 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,294 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,082 cases among employees, for a total of 20,376 at 669 distinct facilities in 49 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 4,410 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 6,260 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are in health care workers.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov. Currently, all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening.