By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 450 new Coronavirus cases and 35 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.READ MORE: Firefighters Rescue Dog That Got Stuck In A Window In New Castle
This brings the statewide total to 1,206,439 cases and 27,395 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There are 754 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 173 patients are in ICUs.
The state says 10,925,445 total vaccine doses have been administered and 4,917,549 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 55.9% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated, and 72.3% of Pennsylvania’s entire population has received a first dose.
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.READ MORE: Pa. Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment To Require Voters To Show ID
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 4,647,201 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.
There have been 71,843 cases among residents and 15,454 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,313 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
The state also reports 28,844 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.MORE NEWS: 'Strawberry Moon' Shines As Final Supermoon Of 2021
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