By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 304 new coronavirus cases and 8 additional deaths.

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This brings the statewide total to 1,212,561 cases and 27,695 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

There are 310 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 59 patients are in ICUs.

The state says 11,711,557 total vaccine doses have been administered and 5,418,234 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 60.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated, and 75.5% of Pennsylvania’s entire population has received the first dose.

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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If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard

There are 4,775,280 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.

There have been 72,059 cases among residents and 15,554 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,358 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.

The state also reports 29,021 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.

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