Pa. gives update on COVID-19 cases, vaccinations for Thursday

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(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 5,489 additional positive cases of COVID-19 and 32 new deaths since Wednesday’s report.

This brings the statewide total to 1,397,755 cases attributed to COVID-19 and 29,030 deaths since the pandemic began.

There are 2,553 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 633 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase again. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 10 – 16 stood at 8.9%.

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

Latest local county-by-county COVID-19 numbers 

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Sept. 22, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Sept. 22, 68% 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 12,628,716 total vaccine doses, including 72,947 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Thursday, Sept. 23.
  • 6,168,068 people are fully vaccinated; with 7,636 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

Approximately 30,915 of total COVID-19 cases have been among health care workers.

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