Over 52% of Pennsylvanians fully vaccinated; state releases latest COVID-19 numbers

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The statewide total of cases is 1,198,595 cases and 27,123 deaths attributed to COVID-19

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 1,127 positive cases of COVID-19 and 38 new deaths since Tuesday’s report, when 906 new cases and 42 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 1,198,595 cases and a total of 27,123 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 1,186 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 301 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is coming down, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of May 14 – May 20 stood at 4.5%.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

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.

On Friday, April 23, the CDC and FDA notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers that the pause in administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine has been lifted. Following the announcement, Pennsylvania resumed Janssen vaccinations.

Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, May 26, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 57% of its entire population, and the state ranks 9th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, May 25, 52.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. 
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, May 25, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction:

  • Vaccine providers have administered 10,321,111 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, May 26.
  • 4,552,126 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 61,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,595,245 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 6,147,371 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 10,749,200 doses will have been allocated through May 29:
    • 297,520 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 297,520 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 10,321,111 doses total through May 26:
    • First/single doses:  6,147,371 administered
    • Second doses:  4,173,740 administered

There are 161,403 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 638 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 4,575,999 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 71,654 resident cases of COVID-19 and 15,348 cases among employees, for a total of 87,002 cases at 1,591 distinct facilities. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,263 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 28,653 of the total cases are among health care workers.

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