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Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Jan. 13


Department of Health: Over 17.5 million vaccinations to date in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that on Jan. 13, there were 21,450 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total cases to 2,375,071.

There were 33 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry on Jan. 12 and reported for a cumulative total of 38,253 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 412,538 who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. There are 6,016,609 individuals who have tested negative to date.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rules and regulations, including health care, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public. Bucks County is in an area of substantial transmission. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

The CDC lists Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties as areas of high transmission.

Numbers by county as of January 13

  • Bucks County: 108,176 cases and 1,605 deaths
  • Chester County: 78,535 cases and 1007 deaths
  • Delaware County: 96,870 cases and 1,618 deaths
  • Lehigh County: 79,301 cases and 1,097 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 130,027 cases and 2,052 deaths
  • Northampton County: 70,436 cases and 927 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 272,075 cases and 4,375 deaths

The Department of Health continues to provide the public with extensive and frequently updated data on both the COVID-19 dashboard and the vaccine dashboard. Both dashboards provide an interactive experience for the user to review statewide and local-level data updated daily.