By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 174 new Coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths over the past 24 hours.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Health Department Reports 1,731 New Cases, 7 Additional Deaths
This brings the statewide total to 1,210,820 cases and 27,612 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There are 397 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 91 patients are in ICUs.
The state says 11,482,733 total vaccine doses have been administered and 5,275,816 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 59.1% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated, and 74.6% 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.
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.
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There are a total of 4,730,501 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.
There have been 71,994 cases among residents and 15,535 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,349 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
The state also reports 28,982 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.
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#COVID19 Update (as of 6/23/21 at 12:00 am):
• 174 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 1,210,820 total cases statewide
• 27,612 deaths statewide
• 11,482,733 doses of vaccine have been administered (as of 6/23/21)
More information: https://t.co/7pzosEXhEX
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) June 23, 2021
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