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COVID-19 update for Saturday, January 16

More than 7,000 new cases statewide.
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PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed there were 7,166 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 761,777.

 As of 11:59 p.m. Friday, January 15, there were 231 new deaths reported for a total of 19,188 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. 

There are 4,848 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, near double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,010 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.