HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Jan. 15, there were 6,047 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 754,611.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 5,016 (+40) cases since March and 64 deaths (+2) while 15,492 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 3,980 are confirmed and 1,036 are probable.
There are 4,980 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, which state health officials say, is near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,013 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 number of hospitalized patients per day has reportedly increased by nearly 5,000 since the end of September.
As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, there were 215 new deaths reported for a total of 18,957 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 75,181 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 3,440,494 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 58,922 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,065 cases among employees, for a total of 69,987 at 1,507 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 9,854 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 21,326 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.