HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Dec. 28, there was a two-day total of 8,663 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state-wide total to 613,804.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 3,819 (+84) total cases since March and 42 deaths (+2) while 14,509 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 3,042 are confirmed and 777 are probable.
There are 5,905 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, which state health officials say, is near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,145 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 5,600 since the end of September.
The department has also reported a total of 15,086 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 48,136 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 3,238,091 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 51,420 resident cases of COVID-19, and 9,219 cases among employees, for a total of 60,639 at 1,457 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 8,470 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 18,558 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.