Saturday, January 23, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Saturday, January 23rd, 2021


Schuylkill County Coronavirus update:  January 23rd, 2021

On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., January 23, that there were 5,785 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 799,957.

In Schuylkill County, 100 new cases were reported bringing the county total to 10,701

Statewide, there are 4,169 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 822 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 trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 4,400 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 15 – January 21 decreased to 10.5% over last week.

As of 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 22, there were 205 new deaths reported for a total of 20,526 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 3,546,910 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 61,355 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,522 cases among employees, for a total of 72,877 at 1,528 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 10,217 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. 

Approximately 22,119 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. 22:

626,532 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 413,450 people who have received one dose (partially covered).
There are 106,541 people who have received two doses (fully covered).
The math results in 626,532 doses administered to 519,991 people.