HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that at midnight on Thursday, September 30, there were 4,892 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,429,940 in statewide.

There are 2,795 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 694 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 inpatients continues to increase. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

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The statewide percentage of positivity for the week of September 17-23 was 8.9%.

As of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 77 new deaths were identified by the Pennsylvania Death Registry, reported for a total of 29,400 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 Ministry of Health provides weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 years for children of child care and early learning age and 5- 18 years for children from kindergarten to high school. The number of cases will be updated Thursday afternoon for the previous week and cumulative since August 16, 2021, by county of residence. The numbers of cases presented are total numbers of cases in these age groups and are not necessarily cases exposed in educational, early learning or child care facilities. The location of the exhibit cannot be determined, but it may have occurred in a variety of settings, including the community, household / family, or school setting.

The number of cases of COVID-19 in school-aged children (between 5 and 18 years old) is 12.2 times higher this year than in 2020. In fact, between September 15 and 21, 2020, there are had a total of 650 cases of COVID-19 in school-aged children compared to 7,928 cases in the same age group during the same week in 2021.

The last the data are available in the “Updated information on cases and deaths” section of the website.



September 17 – September 23

county Positivity rate
Pear 19.9%
Franklin 15.9%
Adams 15.2%
Juniata 14.9%
Dolphin 13.2%
Lebanon 13.0%
York 13.0%
Lancaster 11.3%
Mifflin 11.3%
Cumberland 10.8%
State average: 8.2% | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

Strengths of the vaccine

Federal data representing the 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, September 29, Pennsylvania ranks 5the among the 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, September 29, 68.7% of Pennsylvanians aged 18 and over were fully vaccinated.

State-wide data representing the 66 counties within the vaccine jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health:

  • The Pennsylvania Vaccine Dashboard was updated on Friday, July 9 to more accurately reflect the number of people partially and fully vaccinated in each county outside of Philadelphia, as well as the demographics of those vaccinated. For state-to-state comparisons, see CDC vaccine data tracking.
  • Vaccinators have administered 12,756,615 total doses of vaccine, including 121,741 additional doses authorized for immunocompromised people, as of Thursday, September 30.
  • 6,202,637 people are fully vaccinated; with 32,482 vaccines administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,400 people per day vaccinated.

Department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC advice for wearing a mask when required by law, rules and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace counseling. For their protection and that of others, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people are always encouraged to wear a mask in public. The CDC also recommends that all people wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of high or high transmission.

There are 224,612 people who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

To date, 5,453,490 people have tested negative.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 76,453 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,311 cases among employees, for a total of 92,764 in 1,625 separate facilities across the country. the 67 counties. Of the total number of deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,116 have occurred among residents of 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 COVID-19-related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among residents and employees of nursing and health care homes is taken from PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.

About 31,109 of the total cases involve healthcare workers.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon on September 29:

The Department of Health strives to ensure that the vaccine is provided in an ethical, fair and effective manner to all Pennsylvanians:

  • All Pennsylvanians aged 12 and over are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine research to find a COVID-19 vaccine supplier near you.
  • A Commonwealth COVID-19 Vaccination Guide explains the current process for obtaining one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the immunization process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
  • Vaccine Dashboard Data can also be viewed on the website to find more information on doses administered and to present demographic information.
  • The United Against COVID Weekly Update is a summary of the news you can use and answers to your most pressing vaccine questions – delivered straight to your inbox every week.
  • Frequently asked questions can be found here.

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