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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed today at 00:00 on March 13 that there were 2,840 additional positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 964,296.

There are 1,463 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 313 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most hospitalized patients are 65 years of age or older, and most deaths have occurred in patients 65 years of age or older. More data is available

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is approximately 4,500 lower than the peak of 25 December 2020. However, the current 14-day average is now also below what it was at the peak of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.

The state-wide percentage positivity for the week of March 5 to March 11 was 5.7%.

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

At 11:59 pm on Friday, March 12, there were 43 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 24,573 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 data dashboard.

Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 14 and the Modern COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 21. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine was first awarded to Pennsylvania the week of March 1, and the Commonwealth is using it for a special initiative involving educators. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which work directly with the federal government.

Highlights of the vaccine

· More than 3.5 million vaccine doses administered statewide – more vaccine administered than 44 other states.

· More of 1.2 million fully vaccinated people – more than 74,000 people a day receiving vaccinations.

Nearly 1 million people aged 65 and over vaccinated.

· More More than 390,000 total doses have been administered to long-term care and other facilities through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership, where more than 156,000 residents and staff are fully vaccinated.

This week, 4,179,220 doses in total will have been assigned until March 13:

o 254,150 prime / single doses will have been assigned this week.

or 225,890 second doses will have been assigned this week.

To date, of the 4,179,220 doses assigned until March 13, we have administered 3,535,956 doses in total until March 12:

o First doses, 97 percent (2,361,804 administered out of 2,427,085 assigned)

o Second doses, 68% (1,200,195 administered out of 1,752,135 assigned)

Wearing the mask is mandatory in all activities and every time you leave the house. Constant use of the mask is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

There are 116,909 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 640 individuals who have a positive serological test and COVID-19 symptoms or high-risk exposure.

There are 3,989,292 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 68,470 resident cases of COVID-19 and 13,835 cases among employees, for a total of 82,305 in 1,558 separate facilities across 67 counties. Of the total deaths reported to the PA-NEDSS, 12,762 occurred among the residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A breakdown of the county 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 register. The number of deaths among residents and employees of nursing and personal care homes is taken into account from PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death log data.

About 25,686 of our total cases are among healthcare professionals.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon on March 12:

Targeted vaccination strategies announced with COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.

COVID-19 Vaccines Task Force Subcommittees Announced.

· Provided the latest Pennsylvania State Police law enforcement data.

While providing vaccines from the federal government remains limited, the Department of Health is working to ensure that the vaccine is provided ethically, fairly and efficiently. To keep Pennsylvania citizens informed about vaccination efforts:

· The Your Turn Tool provides a way to register to be notified when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.

A Commonwealth COVID-19 Vaccination Guide explains the current process for obtaining one. Pennsylvania citizens with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Vaccine Providers Map to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.

All the places they received the vaccine and how much they received can be found on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution web page.

Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on administered doses and show demographic information.

Pennsylvanians can provide feedback on the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan by clicking the Plan Feedback Form tile under Popular Vaccine Topics here.

Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

The Wolf administration highlights the role played by Pennsylvanians in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19:

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Cover any coughing or sneezing with your elbow, not your hands.

· Clean surfaces frequently.

Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.

If you have to go out, you must wear a mask when you are in business or where it is difficult to maintain adequate social distancing.

Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone an integral 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

Daily COVID-19 report

Coronavirus press releases

Latest information on the coronavirus

Photo of the state lab in Exton (for download and use)

Coronavirus and Preparation Charts (located at the bottom of the page)

· Materials for community preparation and procedures

MEDIA CONTACT: Barry Ciccocioppo – ra-dhpressoffice@pa.gov

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