Posted by: KDKA-TV News Staff
Harrisburg (KDKA) – Half of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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This is because the Pennsylvania Department of Health created 1,430 new reports. Coronavirus cases and 40 other deaths.
This has resulted in 1,191,532 cases and 26,965 deaths related to COVID-19 nationwide since the pandemic began.
The COVID-19 hospital has 1,353 people across the state and 316 patients in intensive care.
According to the state, the total dose of the vaccine is 9,969,849, with 4,346,446 people fully vaccinated. So far, 50% of Pennsylvania over the age of 18 has been fully vaccinated.
Pennsylvania has adopted the CDC’s new guidelines for wearing relaxed masks. This means that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask in most places.
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However, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, unvaccinated people will need a mask until 70% of Pennsylvania adults are vaccinated.
All Pennsylvanians 16 and over are eligible for vaccination and Pfizer vaccine. Expanded to children aged 12-15 on May 10th.
If you have any concerns about the virus, use the COVID-19 early warning monitoring system dashboard
So far 4,538,360 people have tested negative for COVID-19.
The state has 71,536 residents and 15,250 employees in licensed long-term care facilities and nursing homes. Of all deaths, 13,239 were residents of long-term care or personal care facilities.
The state also reports that 28,500 healthcare workers were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.
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