Over 8.2 million vaccines to date, first doses of vaccine to 48.1% of population, AP ranks 10th out of 50 states for first dose vaccinations
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that at midnight on April 28, there were 3,686 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,143,076 statewide.
There are 2,448 people hospitalized for COVID-19. Of that number, 516 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most hospital patients are 65 years of age or older, and most deaths have occurred in patients 65 years of age or older. More data is available here.
The 14-day-per-day moving average inpatient trend is about 3,400 lower than it was at the December 25, 2020 high. The current 14-day average continues to rise, but is still below what it was the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.
The statewide percentage of positivity for the week of April 16-22 was 8.6%.
As of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 57 new deaths were identified by the Pennsylvania Death Registry, reported for a total of 26,129 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
Hospitals in Pennsylvania began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 14 and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 21. week of March 1. On Friday, April 23, the CDC and the FDA notified all COVID-19 vaccine suppliers that the break in the delivery of doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine has been lifted. Following the announcement, Pennsylvania resumed Janssen vaccinations. The vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which work directly with the federal government.
- According to the CDC, on Wednesday morning April 28, Pennsylvania administered the first doses of vaccine to 48.1% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 10th among 50 states for the first doses administered as a percentage of the population. .
- According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning April 28, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among 50 states for total doses administered.
- Vaccine suppliers have administered 8,226,293 total doses of vaccine as of Wednesday, April 28.
- 3,292,263 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of over 93,800 people per day receiving vaccinations.
- 1,916,425 people are partially vaccinated, which means they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
- 5,208,688 people received at least their first dose.
- This week, a total of 8,326,640 doses will have been allocated until May 1:
- 297,520 first / single doses will have been assigned this week.
- 276,520 second doses will have been allocated this week.
- To date, we have administered 8,226,293 doses in total up to April 28:
- First doses / single doses: 5,208,688 administered
- Second doses: 3,017,605 administered
Wearing a mask is compulsory in all businesses and every time you leave the house. Fully vaccinated people are allowed to participate in certain activities without a mask based on CDC guidelines released yesterday. Wearing a mask constantly is essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
There are 151,236 people who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 people who have a positive serological test and symptoms of COVID-19 or high risk exposure.
To date, 4,373,088 people have tested negative.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,600 resident cases of COVID-19 and 14,759 employee cases, for a total of 85,359 at 1,588 separate facilities in all 67 counties. Of the total number of deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,103 occurred among residents of nursing or personal care facilities. A breakdown by county can be found here. Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as COVID-19-related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among residents and employees of nursing and personal care homes is taken from PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in death registry data.
About 27,612 of our total cases involve healthcare workers.
Statewide – The Wolf administration has since noon on April 27:
Although the supply of vaccines from the federal government remains limited, the Department of Health strives to ensure that the vaccine is provided in an ethical, fair and efficient manner. To keep Pennsylvanians informed of vaccination efforts:
- All Pennsylvanians aged 16 and over are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. The supplier map is available here.
- A Commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process to obtain one. Pennsylvanians who have questions about the immunization process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
- Map of vaccine providers to find a COVID-19 vaccine supplier near you.
- All the locations that received the vaccine and the quantity they received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Web Page.
- Vaccine Dashboard Data can also be found on the website to find more information on doses administered and to present demographic information.
- the Unite Against Weekly COVID Update is a roundup of the news you can use and answers to your most pressing vaccine questions – delivered straight to your inbox every week.
- Pennsylvanians can provide commentary on Pennsylvania’s Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan by clicking on the square of the feedback form on the plan under Popular vaccine topics here.
- Frequently asked questions can be found here.
The Wolf administration highlights the role Pennsylvanians play in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
- Clean surfaces frequently.
- Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are feeling unwell.
- If you have to go out, you should wear a mask in a business or where it is difficult to maintain a good social distance. Fully vaccinated people are allowed to participate in certain activities without a mask.
- Download the COVID Alert PA app and bring your phone into combat. The free app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa”.
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