HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Jan. 19, there were 5,341 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 777,186.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 5,168 (+32) total cases since March and 76 deaths (+2) while 15,757 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 4,102 are confirmed and 1,066 are probable.
There are 4,582 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, state health officials say, and of that number, 950 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 4,600 since the end of September.
As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, there were 77 new deaths reported for a total of 19,467 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 78,481 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 3,494,279 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 59,995 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,204 cases among employees, for a total of 71,199 at 1,521 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 10,041 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 21,569 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are among health care workers.
Health Secretary 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.