COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports Over 5,000 New Cases For First Time Since April – CBS Pittsburgh


By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,005 new coronavirus cases and 37 additional deaths.

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This brings the statewide total to 1,338,313 cases and 28,535 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

There are 2,118 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, with 523 in ICUs.

The state says 12,392,854 total vaccine doses have been administered, and 6,040,960 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 66.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated, and eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine expanded to children ages 12 to 15 on May 10.

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If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard

There are 5,233,213 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.

There have been 74,905 cases among residents and 16,020 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 14,012 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.

The state also reports 30,460 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.

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