By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 277 new Coronavirus cases and 15 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.READ MORE: Rep. Conor Lamb To Announce Candidacy For U.S. Senate
This brings the statewide total to 1,209,725 cases and 27,546 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There are 465 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 114 patients are in ICUs.
The state says 11,330,117 total vaccine doses have been administered and 5,177,770 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 57.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated, and 61.1% 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: Right Lanes Of Turnpike Blocked Between Donegal And Somerset Due To Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crash
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 4,700,256 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.
There have been 71,936 cases among residents and 15,514 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,338 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
The state also reports 28,944 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.MORE NEWS: One Person Killed In Overnight Shooting In North Braddock
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