By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 1,257 new coronavirus cases and 54 more deaths.
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This adds up to a nationwide total of 1,190,102 cases and 26,925 deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
There are 1,427 people in the hospital with COVID-19 nationwide and 320 patients are in intensive care units.
The state says a total of 9,876,905 doses of vaccine have been administered and 4,294,480 people are fully vaccinated. To date, 49.4% of Pennsylvanians 18 and over are fully vaccinated.
Pennsylvania adopts the CDC’s newly relaxed guidelines on the wearing of masks, which means that fully vaccinated people will not need to wear masks in most locations.
However, the Pennsylvania Department of Health says that masks are still required for people who are not vaccinated until 70% of Pennsylvania adults are vaccinated.
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All Pennsylvanians 16 years and older can be vaccinated, and Pfizer vaccine eligibility was extended to children 12-15 years of age on May 10.
If you have any concerns about the virus, you can check the state’s early warning surveillance system COVID-19 dashboard
To date, 4,532,317 people have tested negative for COVID-19.
There were 71,498 cases among residents and 15,205 cases among employees in licensed nursing and nursing homes across the state. Of all deaths, 13,230 were in care or personal care facilities.
The state also reports that 28,440 healthcare workers were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.
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