Coronavirus: State reports three-day total of 11,208 cases of COVID-19

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting a three-day total of 11,208 new positive cases of COVID-19 between 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 and 12:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18. This brings the statewide total to 1,513,332.

The department is also reporting 105 new deaths between 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, bringing the statewide total to 30,523 deaths.

There are 2,961 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 678 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. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 increased to 9.7%.

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children (between 5-18 years old) is more than 9 times greater this year than in 2020.

Between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5, 2020, there were a total of 778 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 7,046 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, Oct. 17, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Oct. 17, 70.7% 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 13,371,913 total vaccine doses, including 359,365 additional doses (which includes additional shots for
    immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Monday, Oct. 18.
  • 6,373,488 people are fully vaccinated; with 75,705 vaccinations administered since Friday and a seven-day moving average of more than 24,000 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 239,580 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 78,220 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,877 cases among employees, for a total of 95,097.

Approximately 31,866 of total cases have been among health care workers.

To date, 5,624,753 people have tested negative in Pennsylvania.

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