Pa. Department of Health reports over 3,100 new COVID-19 cases; over 850K have been vaccinated


The statewide total is 853,616 cases and 21,955 deaths attributed to COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be giving a COVID-19 briefing at 2 p.m. today. You can watch that in the video above.

(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 3,128 positive cases of COVID-19 and 143 new deaths since Tuesday’s report, when 4,410 positive cases and 125 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 853,616 cases and 21,955 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 3,281 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 669 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 has increased by nearly 3,400 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 22 – January 28 stood at 9.3%.

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

There are 96,421 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. 

There are 3,662,502 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 63,621 resident cases of COVID-19, and 12,250 cases among employees, for a total of 75,871 at 1,549 distinct facilities. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 11,568 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 23,257 of the total cases are among health care workers.

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. (Please note that this does include vaccine administration through the CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership).

Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.

Through Feb. 6:

  • 2,121,100 doses of the vaccine will have been allocated/received by providers.
    • 1,096,525 first doses will have been allocated.
      • 850,819 of the first doses will have been administered.
    •  1,024,575 second doses will have been allocated.
      • 216,361 of the second doses will have been administered.

Through Feb. 2:

  • 1,067,180 doses of the vaccine have been administered.
    • There are 634,458 people who have received one dose (partially covered).
    • There are 216,361 people who have received two doses (fully covered).
      • The math results in 1,067,180 doses administered to 850,819 people.

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received vaccines can be found here.

Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website.

All of the locations that received vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.

commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

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