HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Jan. 7, there were 9,698 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 693,087.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 4,559 (+88) total cases since March and 55 (+1) deaths while 15,084 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 3,624 are confirmed and 935 are probable.
There are 5,613 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, which state health officials say, is near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,120 patients are in the intensive care unit.
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.
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day has reportedly increased by nearly 5,300 since the end of September.
As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, there were 265 new deaths reported for a total of 17,179 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 64,815 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 637 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 3,337,716 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 55,864 resident cases of COVID-19, and 10,313 cases among employees, for a total of 66,177 at 1,489 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 9,311 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 20,148 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are among health care workers.
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine reminds that mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, and is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.