HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Dec. 22, there were 7,962 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 571,551.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 3,401 (+60) total cases since March and 34 (+2) deaths while 14,228 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 2,711 are confirmed and 690 are probable.
There are 6,090 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, which state health officials say, is double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,217 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.
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 5,500 since the end of September.
As of 11:59 p.m. Dec. 21, there were 231 new deaths reported for a total of 14,212 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 43,283 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 3,168,882 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 48,407 resident cases of COVID-19, and 8,810 cases among employees, for a total of 57,217 at 1,433 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 8,122 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 17,955 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.