HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Feb. 23, there were 2,830 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 917,848.
According to the DOH Web site, Clearfield County has had 6,169 (+20) total cases since March and 114 deaths (+1) while 18,193 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 4,621 were confirmed and 1,548 were probable.
There are 1,963 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, state health officials say, and of that number, 418 patients are in the intensive care unit.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most 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 is about 3,700 lower than it was at the peak Dec. 25, 2020. However, the current 14-day average is just below what it was at the height of the spring peak May 3, 2020.
The department has also reported a total of 23,711 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 108,561 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 636 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 3,834,470 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date. Additionally, 89 percent of patients have recovered from the virus.
State health officials remind that 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.