05/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/15/2021 10:43
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 15, that there were 2,210 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,185,132.
There are 1,605 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 373 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.Opens In A New Window
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is coming down, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found hereOpens In A New Window.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of May 7 - May 13 stood at 5.3%.
As of 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 14, there were 25 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 26,749 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Opens In A New Window
Updated Mitigation Guidance
The Department of Health today posted new guidance to help residents and businesses prepare for recently announcedOpens In A New Window increases in limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings.
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. On Friday, April 23Opens In A New Window, the CDC and FDA notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers that the pause in administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine has been lifted. Following the announcement, Pennsylvania resumed Janssen vaccinations. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.
Federal data representing all 67 counties:
Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health's vaccine jurisdiction:
Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors unless the business or organizations requires it, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There are 158,661 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 4,509,607 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 71,405 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,104 cases among employees, for a total of 86,509 at 1,590 distinct facilities inall67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,215 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.Opens In A New Window 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 28,295 of our total cases are among health care workers.
Statewide - The Wolf Administration has since noon, May 14:
The Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient to all Pennsylvanians:
The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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