HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Dec. 10, there were 11,972 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 457,289.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 2,490 (+70) total cases since March and 25 (+2) deaths while 13,195 patients have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 1,979 are confirmed and 511 are probable.
There are 5,852 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, state health officials say, and of that number, 1,191 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 4,400 since the end of September.
As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, there were 248 new deaths reported for a total of 12,010 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 25,792 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 642 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 2,993,507 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 41,735 resident cases of COVID-19, and 7,742 cases among employees, for a total of 49,477 at 1,373 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 7,249 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. It was also noted that approximately 16,260 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.