Pa. Department of Health releases latest COVID-19 cases Thursday

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 5,253 positive cases of COVID-19 and 108 new deaths since Wednesday’s report, when 5,012 new cases and 170 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 1,496,399 cases and 30,336 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,978 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 664 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 continues to increase. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 stood at 9.6%.

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

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children (between 5-18 years old) is more than 9 times greater this year than in 2020. In fact, between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5, 2020, there were a total of 778 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 7,046 cases in the same age group during the same week in 2021.

The latest data is available in the “Updated Case and Death Information” section on the website.

There are 236,341 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

There are 5,590,759 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 77,886 resident cases of COVID-19 to date and 16,753 cases among employees, for a total of 94,639 cases at 1,636 distinct facilities. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,230 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 31,693 of the total cases have been among health care workers.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Oct. 13, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Oct. 13, 70% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

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

  • Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated on Friday, July 9 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated in each county outside of Philadelphia, along with demographics of those receiving vaccine. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 13,241,569 total vaccine doses, including 312,485 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Thursday, Oct. 14.
  • 6,332,117 people are fully vaccinated; with 71,604 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 24,900 people per day receiving vaccinations.

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