Monday, December 7, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: Schuylkill County Daily Update - 12/07/2020

Daily update from the Department of Health on COVID-19.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., December 7, that there were 6,330 new cases, in addition to 8,630 new cases reported Sunday, December 6 for a two-day total of 14,960 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 426,444.

There are 5,300 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 1,107 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.

The trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 4,000 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 27 – December 3 stood at 14.4%.

In Schuylkill County, an increase of 72 positive cases was reported from Sunday to Monday with the County total standing at 4,788.

As of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, December 5, there were 69 new deaths and as of 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 6, there were 42 new deaths reported for a total of 11,373 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Schuylkill County's death total stands at 196 with no reported deaths from COVID-19 from Sunday to Monday.