By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 6,047 new cases of Coronavirus and 215 additional deaths.READ MORE: 'The Neighborhood Jewel': Community Fights To Save St. Philip School In Crafton From Closing
The statewide total number of cases has risen to 754,611 since Thursday’s report, according to the state’s data.
There are currently 4,980 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. Of those hospitalized, 1,013 patients are in the ICU.
The statewide death toll has risen to 18,957.
There are 3,440,494 residents across the state who have tested negative for the virus to date.
#COVID19 Update (as of 1/15/21 at 12:00 am):
• 6,047 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 754,611 total cases statewide
• 18,957 deaths statewide
• 3,440,494 patients tested negative to date
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— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) January 15, 2021
The state Health Department numbers show there have been 58,922 cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there have been 11,065 diagnosed cases. This brings the total number of cases at long-term care facilities to 69,987. Out of total deaths, 9,854 have occurred in residents at nursing or personal care facilities.
Residents and staff at long-term care facilities in Pa. have started to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
Approximately 21,326 of the total cases are among state health care workers.
Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. However, restrictions are in place for bars, restaurants and large gatherings.
If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.MORE NEWS: Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh Steelers Hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Heinz Field
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