HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 7,506 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, bringing state totals to 720,816 known cases.
According to the DOH, 103 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 17,770.
There are 5,318 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,092 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.
Seventy-three (73) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,381,463 individuals who have tested negative to date.
Our central region has 482 new cases since Saturday. That brings our total to 49,252 known COVID-19 cases.
The county breakdown is below:
Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:
Bedford: 100 (+0)
Blair: 192 (+1)
Cambria: 286 (+0)
Cameron: 4 (+0)
Centre: 152 (+2)
Clearfield: 56 (+1)
Elk: 23 (+0)
Huntingdon: 92 (+1)
Jefferson: 54 (+0)
Somerset: 109 (+3)
NEW LOCAL DEATHS: 8
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. 8:
- 223,025 doses of the vaccine have been administered. Please note that this does not include vaccine administered through the CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership.