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State Reports 8,818 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19

 
Series: Coronavirus | Story 118

Last updated 1/8/2021 at 1:47pm



– WEEKLY UPDATE –

As of noon 1/5/2021

Area Counties

#Cases / #Deaths / Rate*

Bedford: 2,341 / 97 / 201.3

Blair: 6,964 / 177 / 144.5

Cambria: 7,241 / 254 / 192.8

Centre: 8,645 / 145 / 89.1

Clearfield: 3,445 / 50 / 63.0

Fulton: 445 / 11 / 75.7

Huntingdon: 3,099 / 87 / 192.6

Somerset: 3,894 / 89 / 120.3

*Rate is number of deaths per 100,000 population. Sixty-seven (67) counties have reported COVID-19 deaths.

– Week of Dec. 31 –

#Cases / #Deaths / Rate*

Bedford: 2,242 / 90 / 186.8

Blair: 6,605 / 168 / 137.2

Cambria: 6,885 / 223 / 169.3

Centre: 8,293 / 132 / 81.1

Clearfield: 3,042 / 42 / 52.9

Fulton: 406 / 8 / 55.1 (n/c)

Huntingdon: 2,525 / 81 / 179.3

Somerset: 3,635 / 70 / 94.7

Pennsylvania

602,875 cases to date

Week of Dec. 31:

554,904 cases

16,546 deaths to date

Week of Dec. 31:

15,086 deaths

United States

20,867,101 cases to date

Week of Dec. 31:

19,278,989 cases

353,266 deaths to date

Week of Dec. 31:

334,083 deaths

Worldwide

85,895,614 cases to date

Week of Dec. 31:

81,417,315 cases

1,856,615 deaths to date

Week of Dec. 31:

1,777,097 deaths

Update: Jan. 5, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed that as of 12 a.m. Jan. 5, there were 8,818 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 673,915.

Due to technical maintenance to the data server on Sunday, Jan. 3, case counts today include data from the time the server was down on Sunday. This technical maintenance did not affect the death reporting system as the death data comes from a different server.

There are 5,630 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,182 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

The trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 5,400 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Dec. 25 – Dec. 31 stood at 15.0 percent. The most accurate daily data is available on the Pa. Dept. of Health website, with archived data also available, at https://www.health.pa.gov

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, there were 185 new deaths reported for a total of 16,546 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard, which is also on the Pa. Dept. of Health website.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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 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 our total deaths, 9,079 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found on the Pa. Dept. of Health website. Approximately 19,731 of Pa.’s total cases are among health care workers.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update

Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21.

Through Jan. 4:

• 144,863 doses of the vaccine have been administered.

 

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