State reports three-day total of 14,001 new cases, 132 new deaths – CBS Pittsburgh – Community News

State reports three-day total of 14,001 new cases, 132 new deaths – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports a three-day total of 14,001 new coronavirus cases and 132 additional deaths.

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The statewide cumulative number of cases also includes 15,414 new cases counted as reinfections. Under new guidelines, anyone who tests positive at least 90 days apart will now be counted more than once. The state has always had information about who had been reinfected, but previous reporting guidelines required only first cases to be reported.

This brings the statewide total to 1,648,285 cases and 32,411 total COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

There are 2,694 people in the state hospitalized with COVID-19, with 614 in ICUs.

The statewide positivity rate has risen to 10.3%.

The state says 14,638,258 total vaccine doses have been administered and 6,540,667 people have been fully vaccinated. So far, 73.2% of Pennsylvania residents age 18 and older have been fully vaccinated.

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All Pennsylvania residents 16 years of age or older are eligible to be vaccinated, and eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine will be extended to children ages 12 to 15 on May 10.

Eligibility was extended to children aged 5 to 11 on Tuesday, November 2nd.

If you are concerned about the virus, you can check the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard

There are so far 5,819,107 people who have tested negative for COVID-19.

There are 66,911 cases among residents and 48,256 cases among employees of licensed nursing and care homes statewide. Of all total deaths, 14,941 were in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.

The state also reports that 32,833 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.

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