Pa. Department of Health releases report of Friday’s COVID-19 cases

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 5,352 positive cases of COVID-19 and 37 new deaths since Thursday’s report, when 4,892 new cases and 77 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 1,435,292 cases and 29,437 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,816 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 692 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 again. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 17 – Sept. 23 stood at 8.9%.

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 9.9 times greater this year than in 2020. In fact, between Sept. 22 and Sept. 28, 2020, there were a total of 745 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 7,352 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 225,785 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

There are 5,465,993 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 76,555 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,334 cases among employees, for a total of 92,889 at 1,626 distinct facilities. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,117 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 31,139 of total cases have been among health care workers.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Sept. 30, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Sept. 30, 68.8% 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 12,774,241 total vaccine doses, including 130,256 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Friday, Oct. 1.
  • 6,207,104 people are fully vaccinated; with 17,626 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 17,200 people per day receiving vaccinations.

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