Nearly 3k new COVID-19 cases reported in Pennsylvania, 65.1% fully vaccinated Aug. 24


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 12 million vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania. 65.1% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

2,795 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Monday, bringing state totals to 1,272,350 known cases since the start of the pandemic.

22 new deaths were identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,076 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 1,463 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 391 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Aug 13 – Aug. 19 stood at 6.9%.

There are 5,080,511 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Our central region shows 142 new cases since Monday which brings our total to 81,048 known COVID-19 cases.

The county breakdown is below:

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

UPDATED ON 8/20/21

  • BEDFORD: 36.4%
  • BLAIR: 49.5%
  • CAMBRIA: 52.9%
  • CAMERON: 56.0%
  • CENTRE: 57.3%
  • CLEARFIELD: 47.9%
  • ELK: 56.6%
  • HUNTINGDON: 46.2%
  • JEFFERSON: 48.2%
  • SOMERSET: 46.3%

Total COVID-19 related deaths by county:

  • BEDFORD: 144 (+1)
  • BLAIR: 346 (+0)
  • CAMBRIA: 446 (+0)
  • CAMERON: 10 (+0)
  • CENTRE: 230 (+0)
  • CLEARFIELD: 163 (+0)
  • ELK: 42 (+0)
  • HUNTINGDON: 137 (+0)
  • JEFFERSON: 99 (+0)
  • SOMERSET: 219 (+0)


Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Monday, Aug. 23, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Monday, Aug. 23, 65.1% 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 12,038,733 total vaccine doses as of Tuesday, Aug. 24.
  • 5,892,115 people are fully vaccinated; with 16,830 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 17,300 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 174,785 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 637 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

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