Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 8,818 new cases, 185 new deaths


That brings the statewide total to 673,915 cases and 16,546 deaths attributed to COVID-19

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(WYTV) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 8,818 new cases of COVID-19 and 185 new deaths on Tuesday.

That brings the statewide total to 673,915 cases and 16,546 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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. More data is available here.

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 December 25 – December 31 stood at 15%.

Latest county-by-county COVID-19 numbers

County-specific information and a statewide 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 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 here.

Approximately 19,731 of our total cases are among health care workers.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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.

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received vaccine can be found here.

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