HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Dec. 21, there have been 15,100 new cases of COVID-19 over the past two days, bringing the state-wide total to 563,589.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 3,341 (+109) since March and 32 deaths (+1) while 14,186 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 2,673 are confirmed and 668 are probable.
There are 6,074 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, which state health officials say, is double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,230 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 5,400 since the end of September.
Pennsylvania has reported 13,981 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 41,316 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 640 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 3,160,075 people who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 47,947 resident cases of COVID-19, and 8,682 cases among employees, for a total of 56,629 at 1,431 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 8,079 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 17,779 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.