4,506 new COVID cases reported in PA, 71.6% of residents vaccinated Oct. 29


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 13.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania. 71.6% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

4,506 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Thursday, bringing state totals to 1,557,459 known cases since the start of the pandemic.

85 new deaths were identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reporting for a total of 31,377 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,742 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 678 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 stood at 9.2%.

There are 5,705,629 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region shows 464 new cases since Thursday which brings our total to 102,809 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown of new cases is below:

In school-age children (5-18 years old) a total of 353 COVID-19 cases were reported in the 10 WTAJ viewing counties for the week of Oct. 20 – Oct. 26.

Percentage of people with at least one vaccine dose by county:

UPDATED ON 10/29/21

  • BEDFORD: 39.5%
  • BLAIR: 53.4%
  • CAMBRIA: 57.9%
  • CAMERON: 59.9%
  • CENTRE: 61.2%
  • CLEARFIELD: 51.6%
  • ELK: 60.6%
  • HUNTINGDON: 51.3%
  • JEFFERSON: 51.7%
  • SOMERSET: 50.5%

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

  • BEDFORD: 171 (+1)
  • BLAIR: 387 (+1)
  • CAMBRIA: 510 (+2)
  • CAMERON: 11 (+0)
  • CENTRE: 244 (+0)
  • CLEARFIELD: 194 (+0)
  • ELK: 56 (+0)
  • HUNTINGDON: 157 (+1)
  • JEFFERSON: 120 (+0)
  • SOMERSET: 253 (+0)


Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Oct. 28, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Oct. 28, 71.6% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

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

  • Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated Oct. 27 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’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.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 13,784,386 total vaccine doses, including 640,527 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Friday, Oct. 29.
  • 6,447,300 people are fully vaccinated; with 53,718 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 32,700 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department 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.

There are 249,314 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

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