Pa. Department of Health reports new coronavirus cases for Friday

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 703 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 new deaths since Thursday’s report, when 656 new cases and 36 new deaths were reported.

This brings the statewide total to 1,204,802 cases and 27,325 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per continues to drop, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of May 21 – May 27 stood at 3.8%.

There are 162,477 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 638 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

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. On Friday, April 23, the CDC and FDA notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers that the pause in administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine has been lifted. Following the announcement, Pennsylvania resumed Janssen vaccinations. 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

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, June 4, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 58.7% of its entire population, and the state ranks 9th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, June 4, 54.7% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated while 71.4% have received their first dose. 
  • According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, June 4, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction:

  • Vaccine providers have administered 10,763,516 total vaccine doses as of Thursday, June 3.
  • 4,814,663 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 34,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,535,371 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 6,350,034 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 11,346,680 doses will have been allocated through June 5:
    • 297,160 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 299,960 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 10,763,516 doses total through June 3:
    • First/single doses:  6,350,034 administered
    • Second doses:  4,413,482 administered

Fully vaccinated people may choose not to wear a mask indoors or outdoors unless the business or organization requires it, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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