4,656 new COVID cases reported, 161 in our central region April 2, 2021


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 4,656 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing state totals to 1,033,406 known cases since the start of the pandemic.

Since Tuesday, 28 new deaths have been identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, bringing a total of 25,148 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,127 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 435 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 March 19 – March 25 stood at 7.6%.

Ninety-one(91) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19.

The state reports more than 5.4 million doses of the vaccine have been administered. You can view the numbers lower on this page.

There are 4,151,199 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region has 161 new cases since Friday. That brings our total to 66,834 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

BEDFORD: 130 (+0)
BLAIR: 314 (+1)
CAMBRIA: 406 (+0)
CAMERON: 6 (+0)
CENTRE: 213 (+0)
CLEARFIELD: 129 (+0)
ELK: 37 (+0)
HUNTINGDON: 126 (+0)
JEFFERSON: 91 (+0)
SOMERSET: 190 (+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, and the commonwealth is using it for a special initiative involving K-12 and early education educators and support staff. 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

  • According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, April 2, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 32.4% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 13th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, April 2, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 5,433,298 total vaccine doses as of Friday, April 2.
  • 1,924,837 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 88,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,708,338 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 3,633,175 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 5,870,320 doses will have been allocated through April 3:
    • 369,510 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 265,670 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 5,433,298 doses total through April 2:
    • First/single doses:  3,633,175 administered
    • Second doses:  1,800,123 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 129,896 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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