HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Jan. 8, there were 10,178 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 703,265.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 4,648 (+89) total cases since March and 55 deaths while 15,137 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 3,693 are confirmed and 955 are probable.
There are 5,491 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, which state health officials say, is near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,113 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 of number of hospitalized patients per day has reportedly increased by nearly 5,200 since the end of September.
As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, there were 215 new deaths reported for a total of 17,394 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 66,636 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 3,352,377 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 56,278 resident cases of COVID-19, and 10,416 cases among employees, for a total of 66,694 at 1,491 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 9,333 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 20,341 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.