PA COVID-19 & Vaccine Distribution Update Thursday PM

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., January 14, that there were 7,175 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 748,564.

There are 5,069 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,035 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. More data is available here.Opens In A New Window

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 5,000 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 1 – January 7 stood at 14.4%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the websiteOpens In A New Window, with archived data also availableOpens In A New Window.

As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, there were 313 new deaths reported for a total of 18,742 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Opens In A New Window

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 74,094 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 637 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 3,427,975 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 58,577 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,010 cases among employees, for a total of 69,587 at 1,507 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 9,823 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.Opens In A New Window

Approximately 21,217 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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. 13:

373,529 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 269,279 people that have received one dose (partially covered).
There are 52,125 people that have received two doses (fully covered).
The math is 269,279 + 52,125(2) = 373,529 doses administered.

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received vaccine can be found hereOpens In A New Window.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, Jan. 13:

Provided the latest CMU metricsOpens In A New Window report.
Announced statewide virtual photo exhibitOpens In A New Window to highlight COVID-19 experiences.
Announced Jan. 15 deadline to sign up for state-based health coverage Opens In A New Windowmarketplace.
Provided the latest Pennsylvania State Police enforcementOpens In A New Window efforts.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
Clean surfaces frequently.
Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. The free app can be found in the Google Play StoreOpens In A New Window and the Apple App StoreOpens In A New Window by searching for “covid alert pa”.

Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics

Daily COVID-19 ReportOpens In A New Window
Press releases regarding coronavirusOpens In A New Window
Latest information on the coronavirusOpens In A New Window
Photos of the state’s lab in ExtonOpens In A New Window (for download and use)
Coronavirus and preparedness graphicsOpens In A New Window (located at the bottom of the page)
Community preparedness and procedures materialsOpens In A New Window

All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-AlertsOpens In A New Window.

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