Coronavirus: State reports 5,352 new cases of COVID-19; 37 new deaths

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,352 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,435,292.

The department is also reporting 37 new deaths, for a total of 29,437 deaths statewide.

There are 2,816 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 692 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 increase again. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 17 – Sept. 23 stood at 8.9%.

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 Thursday, Sept. 30, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Sept. 30, 68.8% 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 12,774,241 total vaccine doses, including 130,256 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Friday, Oct. 1.
  • 6,207,104 people are fully vaccinated; with 17,626 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 17,200 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.

There are 225,785 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 76,555 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,334 cases among employees, for a total of 92,889.

Approximately 31,139 of total cases have been among health care workers.

To date, 5,465,993 people have tested negative in Pennsylvania.

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