2,986 new COVID cases reported, 201 in our central region May 7, 2021

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 2,986 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing state totals to 1,169,678 known cases since the start of the pandemic.

Since Thursday, 47 new death has been identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, bringing a total of 26,494 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,047 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 448 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 23 – April 29 stood at 7.6%.

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

The state reports more than 8.9 million doses of the vaccine have been administered. You can view the numbers lower on this page.

There are 4,449,653 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region has 201 new cases since Thursday. That brings our total to 75,136 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

BEDFORD: 135 (+0)
BLAIR: 326 (+0)
CAMBRIA: 420 (+0)
CAMERON: 8 (+0)
CENTRE: 220 (+0)
CLEARFIELD: 142 (+0)
ELK: 38 (+0)
HUNTINGDON: 129 (+0)
JEFFERSON: 97 (+0)
SOMERSET: 203 (+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

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, May 7, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 51.6% of its entire population, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, May 7, 43.4% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. 
  • According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, May 7, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

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

  • Vaccine providers have administered 9,041,237 total vaccine doses as of Friday, May 7.
  • 3,774,492 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 79,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,803,617 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 5,578,109 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 8,938,480 doses will have been allocated through May 8:
    • 323,520 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 288,320 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 9,041,237 doses total through May 7:
    • First/single doses:  5,578,109 administered
    • Second doses:  3,463,128 administered

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Fully vaccinated people are permitted to participate in some activities without a mask based on CDC guidance. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 155,826 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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