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Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Jan. 17


Department of Health: Over 17.69 million vaccinations to date in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that on Jan. 17, there were 11,863 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total cases to 2,474,466.

There were 16 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry on Jan. 17 and reported for a cumulative total of 38,619 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 424,183 who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. There are 6,007,254 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 17

  • Bucks County: 112,097 cases and 1,622 deaths
  • Chester County: 82,080 cases and 1020 deaths
  • Delaware County: 100,388 cases and 1,631 deaths
  • Lehigh County: 82,488 cases and 1,108 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 135,713 cases and 2,066 deaths
  • Northampton County: 73,080 cases and 935 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 280,648 cases and 4,426 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.