HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Jan. 27, there were 5,874 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 818,369.
According to the department’s Web site, Clearfield County has had 5,438 (+43) total cases since March and 94 (+4) deaths while 16,124 people have tested negative for the virus. Of those cases, 4,263 are confirmed and 1,175 are probable.
There are 3,790 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, and state health officials say, of that number, 760 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 4,000 since the end of September.
As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, there were 222 new deaths reported for a total of 21,105 Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a state-wide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 85,499 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 3,590,184 individuals who have tested negative state-wide to date.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 62,220 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,788 cases among employees, for a total of 74,008 at 1,533 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths, 10,287 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
It was also noted that approximately 22,532 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are among health care workers.
State health officials remind that mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, and is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.