Pa. Department of Health reports over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths

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As of Wednesday, more than 40% of eligible Pennsylvanians have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 5,060 positive cases of COVID-19 and 44 more deaths since Wednesday’s report, when an additional 5,730 positive cases and 50 more deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 1,092,852 cases and a total of 25,566 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,580 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 542 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 3,700 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. The current 14-day average is also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020. However, the moving average number of hospitalized patients has started to increase.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 2 – 8 stood at 9.5%.

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

There are 142,768 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 4,259,382 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,019 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,545 cases among employees, for a total of 84,564 at 1,586 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,008 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 27,095 of our total cases are among health care workers.

Vaccine highlights:

  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday morning, April 15, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 40.7% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday morning, April 15, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 6,736,568 total vaccine doses as of Thursday, April 15.
  • 2,555,581 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 103,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,872,469 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 4,428,050 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 7,180,370 doses will have been allocated through April 17:
    • 296,620 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 303,110 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 6,600,130 doses total through April 15:
    • First/single doses:  4,428,050 administered
    • Second doses:  2,308,518 administered

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