HARRISBURG, Pa. (WYTV) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 2,652 positive cases of COVID-19 and 51 new deaths since Wednesday, when 2,594 news cases and 43 new deaths were reported.
That brings the statewide total to 958,382 cases and 24,490 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
There are 1,513 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 326 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 number of hospitalized patients per day is about 4,400 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. However, the current 14-day average is now also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of February 26 – March 4 stood at 5.7%.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
There are 115,588 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 640 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 3,971,674 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 68,299 resident cases of COVID-19 and 13,644 cases among employees for a total of 81,943 cases at 1,559 distinct facilities. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 12,715 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.
Approximately 25,446 of the total cases are among health care workers.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine was first allocated to Pennsylvania the week of March 1, and the commonwealth is using it for a special initiative involving educators.
Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.
- This week, a total of 4,179,220 doses will have been allocated through March 13:
- 254,150 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
- 225,890 second doses will have been allocated this week.
- To date, of the 4,179,220 doses allocated through March 13, we have administered 3,243,472 doses total through March 10:
- First/single doses, 90 percent (2,178,312 administered of 2,427,085 allocated)
- Second doses, 61 percent (1,065,160 administered of 1,752,135 allocated)