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Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19: More than 1.3 Million Vaccinations to Date

Three-Day Total of 11,309 New Cases, 2,881 Patients Hospitalized and 565 Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

02/09/2021

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., February 9, there were 4,088 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 2,504 new cases reported Monday, February 8 and 4,717 new cases reported Sunday, February 7 for a three-day total of 11,309 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 876,913.

Case counts for Monday are low as a result of technical maintenance to the data server on Sunday. Case counts for Tuesday include cases as a result of catch-up reporting because of lengthy server downtime. This technical maintenance did not impact the death reporting system on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday as the death data comes from a different server.

There are 2,881 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 565 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 2,800 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 29 – February 4 stood at 8.6%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, February 6, there were 71 new deaths, as of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, there were 4 new deaths, and as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 8, there were 149 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 22,620 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

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. Please note that this does include vaccine administration through CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.

Through Feb. 13:

  • 2,439,550 doses of the vaccine will have been allocated/received by providers.
    • 175,175 first doses will have been allocated this week.
      • 1,426,600 first doses will have been allocated in total.
    • 143,275 second doses will have been allocated this week.
      • 1,012,950 second doses will have been allocated in total.

Through Feb. 8:

  • 1,352,248 doses of the vaccine have been administered to 1,049,609 people.
    • 1,049,609, or 74 percent, of people have received their first dose of vaccine.
    • 302,639, or 30 percent, of people have received their second dose of vaccine.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, even if fully vaccinated. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 101,002 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 637 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. 

There are 3,717,669 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 64,644 resident cases of COVID-19, and 12,516 cases among employees, for a total of 77,160 at 1,555 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 11,739 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.

Approximately 23,865 of our total cases are among health care workers.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, Feb. 8:

While vaccine supply from the federal government remains limited, the Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
  • If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. The free app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa”.

Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics

 

MEDIA CONTACT: April Hutcheson - RA-DHpressoffice@pa.gov

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