PA Department of Health gives 2-day update of over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths

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That brings the statewide total to 1,109,291cases and a total of 25,690 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported a two-day total of an additional 5,675 positive cases of COVID-19 and 29 more deaths since Saturday’s report, when an additional 5,114 positive cases and 39 more deaths were reported.

On Monday, they reported 1,914 additional cases and 2 news deaths, with 3,761 new cases and 27 new deaths Sunday.

That brings the statewide total to 1,109,291cases and a total of 25,690 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 2,638 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 551 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. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is about 3,600 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. The current 14-day average is also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020. However, the moving average of number of hospitalized patients has started to increase.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 9 – April 15 stood at 9.6%.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

There are 144,876 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. 

There are 4,294,873 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,168 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,594 cases among employees, for a total of 84,762 at 1,585 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,028 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. 

Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry.

The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.

Approximately 27,211 of our total cases are among health care workers.

Vaccine highlights

  • According to the CDC, as of Monday morning, April 19, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 43.2% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Monday morning, April 19, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 7,141,842 total vaccine doses as of Monday, April 19.
  • 2,772,009 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 97,100 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,866,102 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 4,638,111 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 7,752,500 doses will have been allocated through April 24:
    • 304,120 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 268,010 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 7,141,842 doses total through April 19:
    • First/single doses:  4,638,111 administered
    • Second doses:  2,503,731 administered

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