Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 5,130 new cases, 1,585,476 total as of Nov. 5, 2021

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, there were 5,130 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,585,476.

There are 2,571 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 606 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 decrease. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

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Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 stood at 8.8%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, there were 72 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 31,855 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Department of Health is providing weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 capturing child care and early learning age children and 5-18 capturing kindergarten through high school-age children. Case counts will be updated on Thursday afternoon for the previous week and cumulative since Aug. 16, 2021, by county of residence. The case counts presented are total case counts in these age groups and are not necessarily cases exposed in school, early learning, or child care settings. The location of exposure cannot be determined but may have occurred in a variety of settings including the community, household/family, or the school setting.  

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children (between 5-18 years old) is nearly three times greater this year than in 2020. In fact, between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2, 2020, there were a total of 1,683 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 4,918 cases in the same age group during the same week in 2021. The latest data is available in the “Updated Case and Death Information” section on the website.

MIDSTATE COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATES

MOST RECENT 7 DAYS

October 22 – October 28

CountyPositivity Rate
York15.4%
Adams15.2%
Perry15.2%
Juniata15.0%
Mifflin13.0%
Dauphin11.9%
Lebanon11.7%
Franklin11.7%
Lancaster11.1%
Cumberland8.5%
Statewide average: 8.8% | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Nov. 4, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Nov. 4, 72.2% 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 Oct. 27 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated and account for the additional doses administered to residents in each county outside of Philadelphia. Demographic data associated with the vaccinations was also updated. The updates are part of the department’s continuous work to improve the quality of data and statistical reporting to ensure the public has the most accurate and up-to-date information. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 14,094,751 total vaccine doses, including 847,151 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Friday, Nov. 5.
  • 6,479,912 people are fully vaccinated; with 29,590 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 45,600 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 255,307 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

There are 5,752,490 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 79,250 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 17,449 cases among employees, for a total of 96,699 at 1,642 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,437 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 32,710 of total cases have been among health care workers.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, Nov. 4:

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 5 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you. 
  • Non-profit organizations, childcare and educational institutions can now apply for the COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant Program which supports grassroots outreach efforts including local media buys, creation of outreach and training materials, sponsorship of vaccine-related community events, equipment rental to assist with setting vaccine appointments, and more.
  • 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.
  • The Unite Against COVID Weekly Update is a round-up of news you can use and answers to your most pressing vaccine questions – delivered directly to your inbox every week.
  • Frequently asked questions can be found here.

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