Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 10,068 new cases in two days, 771,845 total as of Jan. 18, 2021

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., January 18, that there were 4,045 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 6,023 new cases reported Sunday, January 17 for a two-day total of 10,068 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 771,845.

There are 4,614 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 945 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 number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 4,800 since the end of September.

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

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

As of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 16, there were 122 new deaths and as of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, there were 80 new deaths reported for a total of 19,390 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.



January 8 – January 14

CountyPositivity Rate
Statewide average: 12.7% | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health


March 18, 2020 – January 16, 2021

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 77,235 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 3,481,716 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 59,780 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,184 cases among employees, for a total of 70,964 at 1,520 distinct facilities inall 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 10,022 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 21,780 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. 17:

  • 457,347 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 329,767 people that have received one dose (partially covered).
    • There are 63,790 people that have received two doses (fully covered).
      • The math results in 457,347 doses administered.

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

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