HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Jan. 5, there were 8,818 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 673,915.
Due to technical maintenance to the data server on Sunday, the department says case counts today include data from the time the server was down on Sunday.
It was noted that the technical maintenance did not impact the death reporting system as the death data comes from a different server.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 4,384 (+75) total cases since March and 50 deaths while 14,959 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 3,481 are confirmed and 903 are probable.
There are 5,630 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, which state health officials say, is near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,182 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.
As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, there were 185 new deaths reported for a total of 16,546 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 59,660 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 637 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 3,315,134 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 54,956 resident cases of COVID-19, and 10,042 cases among employees, for a total of 64,998 at 1,482 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 9,079 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 19,731 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.