1,881 new COVID cases reported, 71 in our central region April 26, 2021

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 1,881 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing state totals to 1,136,057 known cases since the start of the pandemic.

Since Sunday, 5 new deaths have been identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, bringing a total of 25,988 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,561 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 544 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.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 16 – April 22 stood at 8.6%.

Eighty-nine (89) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19.

The state reports more than 8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered. You can view the numbers lower on this page.

There are 4,355,119 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region has 71 new cases since Sunday. That brings our total to 72,827 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

BEDFORD: 131 (+0)
BLAIR: 319 (+0)
CAMBRIA: 415 (+0)
CAMERON: 7 (+0)
CENTRE: 219 (+0)
CLEARFIELD: 135 (+0)
ELK: 38 (+0)
HUNTINGDON: 128 (+0)
JEFFERSON: 95 (+0)
SOMERSET: 196 (+0)

NEW LOCAL DEATHS: 0

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

  • According to the CDC, as of Monday morning, April 26, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 47.3% 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 Monday morning, April 26, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 8,043,744 total vaccine doses as of Monday, April 26.
  • 3,200,270 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 96,800 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,914,947 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 5,115,217 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 8,326,640 doses will have been allocated through May 1:
    • 297,520 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 276,520 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 8,043,744 doses total through April 26:
    • First/single doses:  5,115,217 administered
    • Second doses:  2,928,527 administered

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 149,970 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.

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