Thursday, January 21, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Thursday, January 21st, 2021

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., January 21, there were 5,664 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 788,834.
There are 4,882 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 889 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. 

Statewide, the trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 4,500 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 8 – January 14 stood at 12.7%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, there were 260 new deaths reported for a total of 20,128 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 80,719 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 3,520,836 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 60,597 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,372 cases among employees, for a total of 71,969 at 1,525 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 10,137 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 21,862 of our total cases are among health care workers.

In Schuylkill County, on Thursday an increase of 98 new cases was recorded with the total at 10,516 with 6 new deaths being recorded since Wednesday.  The county's death total stands at 311.