HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., February 13, there were 4,088 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 892,344.
Currently, there are 2,548 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, according to officials.
Of that number, 496 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.
However, coronavirus hospitalizations in Pennsylvania have dropped by more than half since peaking in December.
Officials say there are currently 2,600 people hospitalized with the virus.
Hospitalizations peaked at more than 6,000 in late December.
Despite the large drop, hospitalizations still remain high. The number of coronavirus patients currently being treated in hospitals is on par with the first peak of the pandemic last spring.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of February 5 – February 11 stood at 8.0%.
According to officials, as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 12, there were 113 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 23,072 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
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.
Officials note that this includes vaccine administration through CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership as well.
Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.
This week, a total of 318,450 doses will have been allocated through February 13:
- 175,175 first doses will have been allocated this week.
- 143,275 second doses will have been allocated this week.
To date, of the 2,439,550 doses allocated through February 13, 1,588,761 doses have been administered total through February 12:
- First doses, 85 percent (1,210,194 administered of 1,426,600 allocated)
- Second doses, 37 percent (378,567 administered of 1,012,950 allocated)
According to officials, there are 103,737 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 3,757,904 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 65,387 resident cases of COVID-19, and 12,680 cases among employees, for a total of 78,067 at 1,555 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Out of the total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 12,000 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Officials note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry.
The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.
Approximately 24,157 of the total cases are among health care workers.
On Friday, the Wolf Administration issued a COVID-19 vaccine order to help expedite the process.
According to officials, while vaccine supply from the federal government remains limited, the Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient.
- The Your Turn tool provides a way to register to be alerted when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.
- A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
- Vaccine provider map to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.
- All of the locations that received vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.
- Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on the doses administered and showcase demographic information.
- Pennsylvanians can provide feedback on the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan by clicking on the Plan Feedback Form square under Popular Vaccine Topics here.
- Frequently asked questions can be found here.