HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, there were 2,332 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,256,324.
There are 1,275 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 332 patients 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 Aug 6 – Aug. 12 stood at 6.0%.
As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, there were 25 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,018 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
MIDSTATE COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATES
MOST RECENT 7 DAYS
August 6 – August 12
Federal data representing all 67 counties:
- According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, Aug. 17, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
- According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, Aug. 17, 64.5% 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 11,930,426 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, Aug. 18.
- 5,840,707 people are fully vaccinated; with 30,504 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rules and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
There are 171,500 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 638 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 5,035,142 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,850 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,768 cases among employees, for a total of 88,618 at 1,603 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,525 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.
Approximately 29,788 of total cases have been among health care workers.
Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, Aug. 17:
- Dept. of Health highlighted July 2021 nursing home inspection, sanction information amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient to all Pennsylvanians:
- All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.
- A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
- Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on the doses administered and showcase demographic information.
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- Frequently asked questions can be found here.