Coronavirus: State reports 5,058 new cases of COVID-19; 111 new deaths


The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,058 new positive of COVID-19. This brings the statewide total to 1,458,445 cases statewide.

The department is also reporting 111 new deaths, for a statewide total at 29,722.

There are 2,891 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 675 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. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 stood at 9.1%.

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children (between 5-18 years old) is 9.9 times greater this year than in 2020.

Between Sept. 22 and Sept. 28, 2020, there were a total of 745 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 7,352 cases in the same age group during the same week in 2021.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Oct. 6, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Oct. 6, 69.2% 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 12,942,863 total vaccine doses, including 198,986 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Wednesday, Oct. 6.
  • 6,248,011 people are fully vaccinated; with 42,698 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 25,700 people per day receiving vaccinations.

There are 229,242 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 76,967 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,413 cases among employees, for a total of 93,380.

Approximately 31,274 of total cases have been among health care workers.

To date, there are 5,517,293 individuals who have tested negative.

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