11,972 new COVID cases reported, 714 in our central region on Dec. 10 – WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 11,972 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing state totals to 457,289 known cases.

According to the DOH, 248 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 12,010.

There are 5,852 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 1,191 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.

Fifty-eight(58) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19.

Our central region has 714 new cases since yesterday. That brings our total to 30,675 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

There are 2,993,507 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 41,735 resident cases of COVID-19, and 7,742 cases among employees, for a total of 49,477 at 1,373 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 7,249 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 16,260 of our total cases are among health care workers.