3,934 new COVID cases reported, 79% recovered since March

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 3,934 new cases of COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing state totals to 807,867 known cases.

The DOH reports 138 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 20,664.

There are 3,910 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 790 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-nine (79) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,569,440 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 15 – January 21 stood at 10.5%.

Our central region has 283 new cases since Saturday. That brings our total to 54,445 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

BEDFORD: 117 (+0)
BLAIR: 237 (+2)
CAMBRIA: 356 (+1)
CAMERON: 7 (+0)
CENTRE: 185 (+0)
ELK: 31 (+0)
HUNTINGDON: 108 (+1)
JEFFERSON: 70 (+1)
SOMERSET: 162 (+2)

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. 24:

  • 680,219 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 451,467 people who have received one dose (partially covered).
    • There are 114,376 people who have received two doses (fully covered).
      • The math results in 680,219 doses administered to 565,843 people.

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

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