By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 4,496 new coronavirus cases and 88 additional deaths.READ MORE: Cletus Lee, North Braddock Mayor-Elect, Due In Court Today
This brings the statewide total to 1,530,309 cases and 30,903 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There are 2,929 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, with 668 in ICUs.
The statewide percent positivity has increased to 9.7%.
The state says 13,511,900 total vaccine doses have been administered, and 6,410,369 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 71.1% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
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#COVID19 Update (as of 10/22/21 at 12:00 am):
• 4,496 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 1,530,309 total cases statewide
• 30,903 deaths statewide
• 13,511,900 doses of vaccine have been administered (as of 10/22/21)
More information: https://t.co/7pzosEXhEX
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) October 22, 2021
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 5,654,885 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.
There have been 78,677 cases among residents and 17,088 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 14,291 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
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