12/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2021 14:12
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, there were 10,127 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total cases to 1,763,796.
Currently, there are 3,928 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 837 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients is increasing. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 19 - Nov. 25 stood at 12.1%.
As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, there were 97 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry and reported for a cumulative total of 33,746 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Federal data representing all 67 counties:
Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health's vaccine jurisdiction:
The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidanceOpens In A New Window for wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmissionOpens In A New Window.
There are 291,533 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. There are 5,922,537 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 68,507 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 50,779 cases among employees, for a total of 119,286 at 1,671 distinct facilities inall 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 15,160 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.
The Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient to all Pennsylvanians:
MEDIA CONTACT: Mark O'Neill - [email protected]
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