By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 693 new Coronavirus cases and one additional death.READ MORE: Butler County Planning Walk And Candlelight Vigil To Remember Caitlyn Kaufman
This brings the statewide total to 1,196,562 cases and 27,043 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There are 1,261 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 293 patients are in ICUs.
The state says 10,212,401 total vaccine doses have been administered and 4,488,578 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 51.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
Pennsylvania is adopting the CDC’s newly relaxed mask-wearing guidelines, meaning fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks in most places.
However, the Pennsylvania Department of Health says masks are still required for people who aren’t vaccinated until 70% of Pennsylvanian adults are vaccinated.READ MORE: 'There's A Literal Bear In Our Backyard:' Black Bear Spotted Roaming Penn Borough Neighborhood
All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated, and eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine expanded to children ages 12 to 15 on May 10.
If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard
There are 4,565,558 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.
There have been 71,632 cases among residents and 15,313 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,254 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
The state also reports 28,595 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.MORE NEWS: New Push In Pennsylvania Seeks To Give Frontline Workers A Boost In Hourly Pay
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