PA reports 2,577 new cases of COVID-19; more than 2.5 million vaccinations to date


The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 2,577 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of 12 a.m. March 3, bringing the statewide total to 938,411.

The department also reported 69 new deaths, for a total of 24,169 deaths.

There are 1,670 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 354 people are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is about 4,100 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. However, the current 14-day average is now also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020. Statewide percent positivity for the week of February 19 – February 25 stood at 6.3%.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

  • This week, a total of 3,699,180 doses will have been allocated through March 6:
    • 336,870 first doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 189,410 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, of the 3,699,180 doses allocated through March 6, the department has administered 2,553,518 doses total through March 2:
    • First doses, 81 percent (1,761,703 administered of 2,172,935 allocated)
    • Second doses, 52 percent (791,815 administered of 1,526,245 allocated)

To date, 3,906,535 people have tested negative in Pennsylvania.

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