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Dad. Ministry of Health releases Friday’s COVID-19 cases

Dad.  Ministry of Health releases Friday's COVID-19 cases

(WKBN) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has since reported 4,506 positive cases of COVID-19 and 85 new deaths Thursday report, when 4,312 new cases and 96 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 1,557,459 cases and 31,377 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

2,742 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 678 patients with COVID-19 are in intensive care. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving mean number of patients hospitalized remains consistent. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

The statewide positivity rate for the week of October 15 – 21 was 9.2%.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available at the COVID-19 data dashboard.

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-age children (aged 5-18) is almost four times higher this year than in 2020. Between October 20 and October 26, 2020, there were a total of 1,368 cases of COVID-19 among school-age children compared with 5,238 cases in the same age group in the same week in 2021.

The last data is available in the “Updated Case and Death Information” section of the website.

There are 249,314 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

There have been 5,705,629 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and care homes, there have been a total of 79,436 resident cases of COVID-19 and 17,271 cases among employees to date, for a total of 96,707 at 1,643 different facilities. Of the total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,381 were in residents of nursing or personal care facilities. A breakdown of the province 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 care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, because this information is not available in the death registration data.

About 32,444 of the total cases were among health professionals.

Vaccine Highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • Pennsylvania is ranked 5th on Thursday, October 28, according to the CDCe of all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Oct. 28, 71.6% of Pennsylvania residents ages 18 and older have been fully vaccinated.

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

  • Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated Oct. 27 to more accurately reflect the number of people who have been partially and fully vaccinated and to account for the additional doses administered to residents of each county outside of Philadelphia. Demographics related to the vaccinations were also updated. The updates are part of the department’s ongoing work to improve data quality and statistical reporting to ensure the public has the most accurate and up-to-date information. For state-to-state comparisons, see the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine suppliers have administered 13,784,386 total vaccine doses as of Friday, Oct. 29, including 640,527 additional doses (including additional injections for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots).
  • 6,447,300 people are fully vaccinated; with 53,718 vaccinations since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 32,700 people a day receiving vaccinations

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