Gov. Wolf stresses importance of vaccinations, ending COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Governor Tom Wolf visited an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine site in York County Monday to encourage Pennsylvanians to get the COVID-19 vaccination as state daily positive cases surpassed 5,000 on Friday.

“Getting vaccinated is our way out of the pandemic. My administration will continue to work with trusted community partners to make vaccines easily accessible for the people who need them,” said Gov. Wolf.

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According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the statewide percent positivity for Sept. 3 – Sept. 9 stood at 9.1%.

The department added the number of cases among 5-18-year-olds in the last week was 11.5 times higher than than the same week in 2020. There were a total of 630 COVID-19 cases in the age group between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14, 2020, compared to the 7,218 cases in the age group from Sept. 8 and Sept. 14, 2021.

Reports from the CDC say that 67.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated as of September 16, adding that Pennsylvania ranked fifth out of 50 for total doses administered.

Pennsylvania’s seven-day moving average rose to more than 16,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.

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