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COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports Over 2,000 New Cases

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 2,089 new coronavirus cases and 16 additional deaths.

This brings the statewide total to 1,243,932 cases and 27,941 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

There are 908 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 224 patients are in ICUs.

The state says 11,827,114 total vaccine doses have been administered, and 5,793,625 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 63.9% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated, and eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine expanded to children ages 12 to 15 on May 10.

If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state's COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard

There are 4,990,227 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.

There have been 72,641 cases among residents and 15,709 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,432 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.

The state also reports 29,621 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.

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