Dad. Ministry of Health publishes number of COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday

(WKBN) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 7,569 positive cases of COVID-19 and 98 new deaths since Tuesday’s report when 5,186 new cases and 72 new deaths were reported.

That brings the cumulative total number of cases statewide to 1,704,528 cases and 33,101 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the next update to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboards will be on Monday, November 29.

3,349 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 763 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 has increased. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

The statewide positivity rate for the week of November 12-18 was 11.7%.

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

There are 277,446 individuals with a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

There are 5,877,018 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and care homes, there have been a total of 67,729 cases of COVID-19 among residents and 49,520 cases among employees to date, for a total of 117,249 at 1,667 different facilities. Of the total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 15,090 were in residents of nursing or personal care facilities. A provincial 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 care home residents and employees is taken from the death data from PA-NEDSS, as this information is not available in the death registration data.

Vaccine Highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • Pennsylvania is ranked 5th on Tuesday, November 23, according to the CDCe of all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • As of Tuesday, Nov. 23, 68.8% of Pennsylvania residents ages 18 and older have been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

On November 23, the CDC began correcting their data to match Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccine data, and we expect the CDC to go through a similar process with other states across the country.

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 current information. For state-to-state comparisons, see the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered a total of 15,139,743 vaccine doses, including 1,417,641 additional doses (including additional injections for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots).
  • 137,174 total doses of pediatric vaccines (ages 5-11) have been administered.
  • 6,589,002 people are fully vaccinated; with 69,581 vaccinations since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 50,000 people a day receiving vaccinations.

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