Coronavirus: State reports three-day total of 11,589 COVID-19 cases; 72.5% of citizens fully vaccinated


The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 11,589 new positive cases of COVID-19 between 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, bringing the statewide total to 1,597,065.

The department is also reporting 60 new deaths, for a statewide total of 31,915 deaths.

There are 2,245 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 573 people 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 decrease. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 stood at 9.3 percent.

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

Between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2, 2020, there were a total of 1,683 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 4,918 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 Sunday, Nov. 7, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Nov. 7, 72.5 percent 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 Oct. 27 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated and account for the additional doses administered to residents in each county outside of Philadelphia. Demographic data associated with the vaccinations was also updated. The updates are part of the department’s continuous work to improve the quality of data and statistical reporting to ensure the public has the most accurate and up-to-date information. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 14,228,609 total vaccine doses, including 931,948 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Monday, Nov. 8.
  • 6,496,173 people are fully vaccinated; with 133,858 vaccinations administered since Friday and a seven-day moving average of more than 44,400 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The CDC recommends everyone wear masks indoors in areas with substantial to high transmission rates. All counties in Pennsylvania are currently listed as having high transmission rates, except Philadelphia.

There are 257,360 people 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 79,440 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 17,486 cases among employees, for a total of 96,926.

Approximately 32,772 of total cases have been among health care workers.

To date, 5,775,558 people have tested negative in Pennsylvania.

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