HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Feb. 18, there were 3,345 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 905,995.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 6,092 (+22) total cases since March and 112 deaths while 17,921 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 4,586 were confirmed and 1,506 were probable.
There are 2,174 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, state health officials say, and of that number, 465 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 2,200 since the end of September.
As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, there were 94 new deaths reported for a total of 23,413 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 106,379 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 3,799,916 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date. Additionally, 88 percent of patients have recovered from the virus.
State health officials say mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, even if fully vaccinated, and is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.