5,338 new COVID cases reported, 78% recovered since March

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 5,338 new cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, bringing state totals to 794,172 known cases.

There are 4,758 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 851 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 193 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 20,321.

Seventy-eight (78) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,533,761 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region has 290 new cases since Thursday. That brings our total to 53,642 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

Bedford: 117 (+0)
Blair: 228 (+4)
Cambria: 354 (+1)
Cameron: 6 (+0)
Centre: 181 (+2)
Clearfield: 84 (+4)
Elk: 30 (+0)
Huntingdon: 104 (+1)
Jefferson: 69 (+3)
Somerset: 154 (+1)
NEW LOCAL DEATHS: 16

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. 21:

  • 5485,691 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 387,929 people who have received one dose (partially covered).
    • There are 98,881 people who have received two doses (fully covered).
      • The math results in 585,691 doses administered.

A total of 27,577 COVID-19 Vaccines have been administered in our central region.

The county breakdown is below:

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

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