By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 525 new coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public School Board Set To Vote On Return To School Safety Plan
This brings the statewide total to 1,217,857 cases and 27,813 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There are 302 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 63 patients are in ICUs.
The state says 11,457,657 total vaccine doses have been administered, and 5,629,038 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 61.9% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
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.READ MORE: South Pittsburgh Coalition For Peace Holds 'Stop The Violence' Rally In Response To Recent Shootings
If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard
There are 4,857,368 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.
There have been 72,135 cases among residents and 15,604 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,374 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
The state also reports 29,202 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh City Council Puts Charter Schools Under The Microscope
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