COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Dept. Announces 5,338 New Coronavirus Cases, 193 New Deaths

By: KDKA-TV News Staff


HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,383 new cases of and 193 additional deaths.


The statewide total number of cases has risen to 794,172 since Thursday’s report, according to the state’s data.


There are currently 4,758 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. Of those hospitalized, 851 patients are in the ICU.


The statewide percent positivity for the week of Jan. 8-14 stood at 12.7%.


The statewide death toll has risen to 20,321 deaths.


There are 3,533,761 residents across the state who have tested negative for the virus to date.


The state Health Department numbers show there have been 60,899 cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there have been 11,425 diagnosed cases. This brings the total number of cases at long-term care facilities to 72,324. Out of total deaths, 10,212 have occurred in residents at nursing or personal care facilities.


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Approximately 21,979 of the total cases are among state health care workers.


Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. However, restrictions are in place for bars, restaurants and large gatherings.


If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s .


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