The Pa. Department of Health provides a COVID-19 update at 12 p.m.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,664 new cases of Coronavirus and 260 additional deaths.

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The statewide total number of cases has risen to 788,834 since Wednesday’s report, according to the state’s data.

There are currently 4,882 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. Of those hospitalized, 889 patients are in the ICU.

The statewide percent positivity for the week of Jan. 8-14 stood at 12.7%.

The statewide death toll has risen to 20,128 deaths.

There are 3,520,836 residents across the state who have tested negative for the virus to date.

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The state Health Department numbers show there have been 60,597 cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there have been 11,372 diagnosed cases. This brings the total number of cases at long-term care facilities to 71,969. Out of total deaths, 10,137 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 21,862 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.

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