Coronavirus: State reports 5,819 new cases of COVID-19; 92 new deaths


The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,819 new positive of COVID-19. This brings the statewide total to 1,464,264 cases statewide.

The department is also reporting 92 new deaths, for a statewide total at 29,814.

There are 3,001 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 680 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, 69.3% 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 13,000,518 total vaccine doses, including 219,343 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Thursday, Oct. 7.
  • 6,264,513 people are fully vaccinated; with 57,655 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 25,700 people per day receiving vaccinations.

There are 230,496 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 77,101 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,450 cases among employees, for a total of 93,551.

Approximately 31,324 of total cases have been among health care workers.

There are 5,527,495 individuals who have tested negative to date.

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