HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 4,746 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing state totals to 1,059,044 known cases since the start of the pandemic.
Since Wednesday, 42 new deaths have been identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, bringing a total of 25,327 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
There are 2,425 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 484 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 26 – April 1 stood at 9.4%.
Ninety (90) percent of Pennsylvania cases have been considered recovered from COVID-19.
The state reports more than 5.9 million doses of the vaccine have been administered. You can view the numbers lower on this page.
There are 4,200,316 individuals who have tested negative to date.
Our central region has 203 new cases since Saturday. That brings our total to 68,198 known COVID-19 cases.
The county breakdown is below:
Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:
BEDFORD: 130 (+0)
BLAIR: 315 (+0)
CAMBRIA: 406 (+0)
CAMERON: 7 (+0)
CENTRE: 213 (+0)
CLEARFIELD: 130 (+0)
ELK: 37 (+0)
HUNTINGDON: 128 (+1)
JEFFERSON: 91 (+0)
SOMERSET: 191 (+0)
NEW LOCAL DEATHS: 1
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.
- According to the CDC, as of Thursday morning, April 8, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 35.4% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 14th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
- According to the CDC, as of Thursday morning, April 7, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
- Vaccine providers have administered 5,905,787 total vaccine doses as of Thursday, April 8.
- 2,125,826 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 83,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
- 1,810,828 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
- 3,936,654 people have received at least their first dose.
- This week, a total of 6,580,640 doses will have been allocated through April 10:
- 442,310 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
- 268,010 second doses will have been allocated this week.
- To date, we have administered 5,905,787 doses total through April 8:
- First/single doses: 3,936,654 administered
- Second doses: 1,969,133 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 134,892 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.