Department Of Health Provides Update On COVID-19: 6,209 Patients Hospitalized And 1,246 Patients In The Intensive Care Unit

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9,320 Additional Positive Cases Of COVID-19, Hospitalizations Remain At Double Peak In The Spring

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., December 18, that there were 9,320 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 538,655.

There are 6,209 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,246 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 5,300 since the end of September.

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