Department Of Health: More Than 5.5 Million Vaccinations To Date, First Doses Of Vaccine To 33.5 Percent Of Population, PA Ranks 12th Among 50 States For First Dose Vaccinations
5,343 New Cases, 2,173 Patients Hospitalized And 433 Patients In The Intensive Care Unit
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 3, that there were 5,343 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,038,749.
There are 2,173 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 433 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is about 4,300 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. The current 14-day average is also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of March 26 – April 1 stood at 9.4%.
As of 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 2, there were 40 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, for a total of 25,188 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine was first allocated to Pennsylvania the week of March 1, and the commonwealth is using it for special initiatives and efforts to vaccinate vulnerable groups. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.
- According to the CDC, as of Saturday morning, April 3, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 33.5% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 12th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
- According to the CDC, as of Saturday morning, April 3, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
- Vaccine providers have administered 5,526,752 total vaccine doses as of Saturday, April 3.
- 1,960,809 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of close to 89,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
- 1,733,367 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
- 3,694,176 people have received at least their first dose.
- This week, a total of 5,870,320 doses will have been allocated through April 3:
- 369,510 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
265,670 second doses will have been allocated this week.
- To date, we have administered 5,526,752 doses total through April 3:
- First/single doses: 3,694,176 administered
- Second doses: 1,832,576 administered
Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
There are 131,166 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 4,162,432 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 69,423 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,320 cases among employees, for a total of 83,743 at 1,577 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 12,943 have occurred in residents from 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 the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.
Approximately 26,585 of our total cases are among health care workers.
Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, April 2:
· Announced the completion of the teacher and school staff vaccination initiative.
· Provided Pennsylvania State Police enforcement data.
While vaccine supply from the federal government remains limited, the Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient. To keep Pennsylvanians informed about vaccination efforts:
· The Your Turn tool provides a way to register to be alerted when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.
· A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
· Vaccine provider map to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.
· All of the locations that received vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.
· Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on the doses administered and showcase demographic information.
- The Unite Against COVID Weekly Update is a round-up of news you can use and answers to your most pressing vaccine questions – delivered directly to your inbox every week.
· Frequently asked questions can be found here.
The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
· Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
· 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 unwell.
· If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics
· Photos of the state’s lab in Exton (for download and use)
· Coronavirus and preparedness graphics (located at the bottom of the page)