23,189 new COVID cases reported in Pa. on Jan. 1, 2022

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 17 million vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania. 74.1% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

23,189 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing the state total to 2,059,613 known cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the COVID Alert PA app.

Nine new deaths were identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, bringing the total to 36,714 deaths attributed to COVID-19. One new death was identified in our central region.

Vaccine highlights

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

  • Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated and account for the additional doses administered to residents in each county outside of Philadelphia. Demographic data associated with the vaccinations was also updated. The updates are part of the Department of Health's continuous work to improve the quality of data and statistical reporting to ensure the public has the most accurate and up-to-date information. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • 6,936,139 people are fully vaccinated.

The Department of Health continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

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