By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 560 new Coronavirus cases and 21 additional deaths over the past 24 hours as vaccinations passed the 11 million mark.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool Conditions After Cold Front Brings Severe Storms
This brings the statewide total to 1,207,495 cases and 27,438 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There are 650 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 156 patients are in ICUs.
The state says 11,059,516 total vaccine doses have been administered and 4,990,609 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 56.4% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated, and 59.9% of Pennsylvania’s entire population has received the 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: Judge Denies Robert Bowers' Motion For Govt. To Produce Evidence It Monitored His Online Activities
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 4,659,301 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.
There have been 71,857 cases among residents and 15,461 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,326 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
The state also reports 28,864 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.MORE NEWS: Pa. Native, Penn State Grad Carl Nassib Comes Out As First Openly Gay Active NFL Player
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