PA reports 4,643 new cases of COVID-19; first doses of vaccine to 35.4% of population

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 4,643 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of 12 a.m. April 7, bringing the statewide total to 1,054,298.

The department is also reporting 48 new deaths, for a total of 25,285 deaths statewide.

There are 2,384 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 446 people are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.

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. The current 14-day average is also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020. However, the moving average of number of hospitalized patients has started to increase.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of March 26 – April 1 stood at 9.4%.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, April 7, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 35.4% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 11th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, April 6, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 5,797,589 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, April 7.
  • 2,073,705 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 85,800 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,795,570 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 3,869,275 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 6,580,640 doses will have been allocated through April 10:
    • 442,310 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 268,010 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, the department has administered 5,797,589 doses total through April 7:
    • First/single doses:  3,869,275 administered
    • Second doses:  1,928,314 administered

To date, 4,191,314 people have tested negative in Pennsylvania.

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