2,830 new COVID cases reported, 184 in our central region

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 2,830 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing state totals to 917,848 known cases.

The DOH reports 97 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 23,711.

There are 1,963 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 418 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%. 

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

LATEST ON COVID-19

Our central region has 184 new cases since yesterday. That brings our total to 60,904 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

BEDFORD: 128 (+0)
BLAIR: 295 (+1)
CAMBRIA: 388 (+0)
CAMERON: 7 (+0)
CENTRE: 208 (+0)
CLEARFIELD: 114 (+1)
ELK: 35 (+0)
HUNTINGDON: 120 (+1)
JEFFERSON: 86 (+0)
SOMERSET: 187 (+0)

NEW LOCAL DEATHS: 3

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. 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 3,172,900 doses will have been allocated through February 27:
    • 225,890 first doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 180,610 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, of the 3,172,900 doses allocated through February 27, we have administered 2,034,123 doses total through February 22:
    • First doses, 80 percent (1,474,479 administered of 1,836,065 allocated)
    • Second doses, 42 percent (559,644 administered of 1,336,835 allocated)

Today, the CDC ranks Pennsylvania fifth in the nation for number of vaccine doses 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 108,561 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 3,834,470 individuals who have tested negative to date.

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

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