Jefferson County Reports Two New COVID-19 Deaths

HARRISBURG, Pa. (ETY) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed today that Jefferson County reported two new COVID-19 deaths as of Friday, January 1, bringing the county’s death toll to 45.

Additionally, 29 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Jefferson County as of 12:00 a.m., January 2, in addition to 17 new cases reported on Friday, January 1, for a two-day total of 46 additional positive cases.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 1,934.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today also confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., January 2, there were 9,253 new cases, in addition to 7,714 new cases reported Friday, January 1, for a two-day total of 16,967 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 657,292.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

1/2/21 – 9,253
1/1/21 – 7,714
12/31/20 – 8,992
12/30/20 – 8,984
12/29/20 – 8,545
12/28/20 – 3,779
12/27/20 – 4,884

There are 5,624 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 1,172 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 5,500 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of December 25 – December 31 stood at 15%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m., Thursday, December 31, there were 236 new deaths and as of 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 1 there were 25 new deaths reported for a total of reported for a total of 16,239 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

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 56,876 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 3,289,508 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 54,151 resident cases of COVID-19, and 9,812 cases among employees, for a total of 63,963 at 1,476 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 9,004 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 19,400 of our total cases are among health care workers.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Pennsylvanian 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. 1:

·       128,800 doses of the vaccine have been administered.

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received vaccine can be found here.

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”.

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