HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Jan. 18, there was a two-day total of 10,068 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 771,845.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 5,136 (+68) total cases since March and 74 (+6) deaths while 15,693 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 4,083 are confirmed and 1,053 are probable.
There are 4,614 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, which state health officials say, is near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 945 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 4,800 since the end of September.
The department has reported a total of 19,390 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 77,235 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 3,481,716 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 59,780 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,184 cases among employees, for a total of 70,964 at 1,520 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 10,022 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was noted that approximately 21,780 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.