Coronavirus: State reports 5,786 new cases of COVID-19; 67.4% of PA adults fully vaccinated

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,786 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,365,049.

The department is also reporting 72 new deaths, for a total of 28,768 deaths statewide.

There are 2,323 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 560 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. 3 – Sept. 9 stood at 9.1%.

A comparison of cases among school-aged children between 5-18 for the first week in September 2021 and 2020 shows the number of cases in the age group this year is nearly 10 times greater the same timeframe in 2020.

Between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10, 2020, there were a total of 574 COVID-19 cases in the age group compared to Sept. 2 and Sept. 8, 2021, when there were 5,371 cases in the same age group.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Sept. 15, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Sept. 15, 67.4% 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 12,502,769 total vaccine doses, including 60,588 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Thursday, Sept. 16.
  • 6,094,057 people are fully vaccinated; with 22,630 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 14,700 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 213,470 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 75,372 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,122 cases among employees, for a total of 91,494.

Approximately 30,662 of total cases have been among health care workers.

To date, 5,296,129 people have tested negative in Pennsylvania.

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