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Dad. Ministry of Health releases Thursday’s COVID-19 cases

(WKBN) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 6,637 cases of COVID-19 and 96 new deaths on Wednesday since Wednesday’s report, when 6,024 cases and 150 new deaths were reported.

That brings the statewide total to 1,666,724 cases and 32,729 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

3,016 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 657 patients with COVID-19 are in intensive care. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of patients hospitalized continues to decline. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 11 stood at 10.3%.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available at the COVID-19 data dashboard.

There are 292,357 individuals with a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

There have been 5,836,528 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and care homes, there have been a total of 67,201 cases of COVID-19 among residents and 48,712 cases among employees to date, for a total of 115,913 in 1,664 different facilities. Of the total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 15,017 were in residents of nursing or personal care facilities. A provincial 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 care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registration data.

About 32,021 of the total cases were among health professionals.

Vaccine Highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • Pennsylvania is ranked 5th on Wednesday, Nov. 17, according to the CDCe of all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Nov. 17, 73.3% of Pennsylvania residents ages 18 and older were fully vaccinated.

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the vaccine jurisdiction of the Department of Health:

  • Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated Oct. 27 to more accurately reflect the number of people who have been partially and fully vaccinated and to account for the additional doses administered to residents of each county outside of Philadelphia. Demographics related to the vaccinations were also updated. The updates are part of the department’s ongoing work to improve data quality and statistical reporting to ensure the public has the most accurate and current information. For state-to-state comparisons, see the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 14,811,871 total vaccine doses, including 1,240,508 additional doses (including additional injections for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots).
  • A total of 92,973 vaccine doses for children (5-11 years) have been administered.
  • 6,558,253 people are fully vaccinated; with 62,498 vaccinations since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 50,000 people a day receiving vaccinations.

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