5,785 new COVID cases reported, 79% recovered since March


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 5,338 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing state totals to 799,957 known cases.

There are 4,169 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 822 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 DOH reports 205 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 20,526.

Seventy-nine (79) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,546,910 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region has 318 new cases since Friday. That brings our total to 53,960 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

Bedford: 117 (+0)
Blair: 232 (+4)
Cambria: 355 (+1)
Cameron: 7 (+1)
Centre: 183 (+2)
Clearfield: 86 (+2)
Elk: 31 (+1)
Huntingdon: 107 (+3)
Jefferson: 69 (+0)
Somerset: 159 (+5)

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. 22:

  • 626,532 doses of the vaccine have been administered. Please note that this does include vaccine administration through the CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership.
    • There are 413,450 people who have received one dose (partially covered).
    • There are 106,541 people who have received two doses (fully covered).
      • The math results in 626,532 doses administered to 519,991 people.

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