8,818 new COVID cases reported, 467 in our central region on Jan. 5


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 8,818 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday, bringing state totals to 673,915 known cases.

According to the DOH, 185 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 16,546.

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.

Seventy(70) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,315,134 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region has 467 new cases since Sunday. That brings our total to 46,219 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

Bedford: 98 (+1)
Blair: 178 (+1)
Cambria: 257 (+3)
Cameron: 4 (+0)
Centre: 146 (+1)
Clearfield: 50 (+0)
Elk: 18 (+1)
Huntingdon: 87 (+0)
Jefferson: 47 (+1)
Somerset: 90 (+1)

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.


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