1,628 new COVID cases reported, 63 in our central region on March 1, 2021


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 1,628 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing state totals to 933,270 known cases.

The DOH reports 5 additional deaths, bringing the state total to 24,026.

There are 1,720 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 374 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of February 12 – February 18 stood at 6.5%. 

Ninety(90) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19.

The state reports more than 2.4 million doses of the vaccine have been administered. You can view the numbers and vaccine chart lower on this page.


Our central region has 63 new cases since yesterday. That brings our total to 61,614 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

BEDFORD: 129 (+0)
BLAIR: 298 (+0)
CAMBRIA: 394 (+0)
CAMERON: 7 (+0)
CENTRE: 209 (+0)
CLEARFIELD: 114 (+0)
ELK: 35 (+0)
HUNTINGDON: 124 (+1)
JEFFERSON: 90 (+0)
SOMERSET: 185 (0)


COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution:

Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine the week of Mar. 1. Please note that this includes vaccine administration through CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. 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 3,699,180 doses will have been allocated through March 6:
    • 336,870 first doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 189,410 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, of the 3,699,180 doses allocated through March 6, we have administered 2,426,963 doses total through February 28:
    • First doses, 78 percent (1,687,711 administered of 2,172,935 allocated)
    • Second doses, 48 percent (739,252 administered of 1,526,245 allocated)

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, even if fully vaccinated. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 110,921 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 636 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 3,889,842 individuals who have tested negative to date.

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received the vaccine can be found here.

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