4,570 new COVID cases reported as Pa. continues vaccination efforts Sept. 29, 500+ in school-aged kids


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 12.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania. 68.6% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

4,570 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Tuesday, bringing state totals to 1,425,048 known cases since the start of the pandemic.

97 new deaths were identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reporting for a total of 29,323 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,843 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 681 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

There are 5,432,320 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region shows 415 new cases since Monday which brings our total to 91,928 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown of new cases is below:

The Dept. of Health is reporting COVID-19 cases in children 18 and under. These numbers will be updated on Thursdays to reflect the previous week.

According to new data on school-aged children(5-18), our Central PA region saw 545 cases in them from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. A total of 1,817 cases were reported in them since beginning to keep track on Aug. 16. For a full county breakdown, you can click here.

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

UPDATED ON 9/24/21

  • BEDFORD: 38.3%
  • BLAIR: 51.7%
  • CAMBRIA: 55.7%
  • CAMERON: 58.4%
  • CENTRE: 59.5%
  • CLEARFIELD: 50.1%
  • ELK: 59.1%
  • HUNTINGDON: 49.1%
  • JEFFERSON: 50.3%
  • SOMERSET: 48.6%

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

  • BEDFORD: 150 (+0)
  • BLAIR: 356 (+0)
  • CAMBRIA: 468 (+4)
  • CAMERON: 10 (+0)
  • CENTRE: 235 (+0)
  • CLEARFIELD: 178 (+1)
  • ELK: 49 (+0)
  • HUNTINGDON: 144 (+0)
  • JEFFERSON: 105 (+1)
  • SOMERSET: 227 (+0)


Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Monday, Sept. 27, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Monday, Sept. 27, 68.5% 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 on Friday, July 9 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated in each county outside of Philadelphia, along with demographics of those receiving vaccine. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 12,713,634 total vaccine doses, including 97,983 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Tuesday, Sept. 28.
  • 6,193,136 people are fully vaccinated; with 6,967 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 14,800 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 222,980 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

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