The Pa. Department of Health provides a COVID-19 update at 12 p.m.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 941 new Coronavirus cases and 40 additional deaths. It’s the third time this week the state reported under 1,000 new cases.

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This brings the statewide total to 1,199,536 cases and 27,163 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

There are 1,172 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 296 patients are in ICUs.

The state says 10,385,967 total vaccine doses have been administered and 4,589,247 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 52.7% 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.

The Department of Health says the mask mandate will be lifted on June 28, or even sooner if 70% of adults are fully vaccinated before then.

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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 4,583,887 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.

There have been 71,697 cases among residents and 15,369 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,270 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.

The state also reports 28,677 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.

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