Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that at midnight on Friday, July 2, there were 304 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,212,561 .
There are 310 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 59 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most hospital patients are 65 years of age or older, and most deaths have occurred in patients 65 years of age or older. More data is available here.
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of inpatients by continues to decline, having peaked at 2,661 patients, which is slightly lower than it was at the peak of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3. 2020. -a moving average of days since the start of the pandemic can be found here.
The statewide percentage of positivity for the week of June 18 to June 24 was 1.2%.
As of 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, there were 8 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania Death Registry, reported for a total of 27,695 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines
Hospitals in Pennsylvania began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 14 and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 21. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine was first assigned to Pennsylvania on the week of March 1. On Friday, April 23, the CDC and the FDA notified all COVID-19 vaccine suppliers that the break in the delivery of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine doses has been lifted. Following the announcement, Pennsylvania resumed Janssen vaccinations. The vaccination figures for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which work directly with the federal government.
Strengths of the vaccine
Federal data representing the 67 counties:
- According to the CDC, as of Thursday, July 1, Pennsylvania has administered the first doses of vaccine to 62.9% of its total population, and the state ranks 9th among 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
- According to the CDC, as of Thursday, July 1, 60.3% of Pennsylvanians aged 18 and over are fully vaccinated while 75.5% have received their first dose.
- According to the CDC, as of Thursday, July 1, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among 50 states for total doses administered.
State-wide data representing the 66 counties within the vaccine jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health:
- Vaccine suppliers have administered 11,711,557 total doses of vaccine as of Friday, July 2.
- First dose / single dose: 6,738,627 administered
- Second doses: 4,972,930 administered
- 5,418,234 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of over 17,000 people per day vaccinated.
- 1,320,393 people are partially vaccinated, which means they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
- 6,738,627 people received at least their first dose.
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.
There are 163,512 people who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 638 people who have a positive serological test and either have symptoms of COVID-19 or a high-risk exposure.
To date, 4,775,280 people have tested negative.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there were a total of 72,059 cases of COVID-19 among residents and 15,554 cases among employees, for a total of 87,613 in 1,598 separate facilities in all 67 counties. Of the total number of deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,358 occurred in residents of nursing or personal care facilities. A breakdown by county 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 EHPAD residents and employees is taken from PA-NEDSS death data, this information not being available in the death register data.
About 29,021 of the total cases were among healthcare workers.
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.
- All the places that received the vaccine and how much they received can be found on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution web page.
- 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.
The Wolf administration highlights the role Pennsylvanians play in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Get vaccinated with one of three safe and effective vaccines available to provide the best layer of protection.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer if you don’t have soap and water.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
- Clean surfaces frequently.
- Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are not feeling well.
- Download the COVID Alert PA app and bring your phone into combat. The free app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa”.
Coronavirus Updated Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Charts
CONTACT WITH THE MEDIA: Mark O’Neill – [email protected]
EDITOR’S NOTE: There will be no data update press release on Monday, July 5, as state agencies will be closed to observe Independence Day. The Department of Health will provide an update of the most recent data on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, July 6 at noon through a press release.
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