Dr. Bogen: “People are gathering in large and small groups, often without masks.”
by PublicSource reporters
On Monday, the Allegheny County Health Department confirmed 522 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths for the past 48 hours.
The new cases include individuals ranging in age from two months to 92 years old, with a median age of 33.
To date, Allegheny County Health Department has reported 87,623 cases, 1,792 deaths from the virus and 5,842 past and present hospitalizations.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed on Monday 6,651 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths in the past 48 hours. Since the start of the pandemic, Pennsylvania has reported 1,045,400 cases and 25,200 deaths.
Nursing and personal care home residents and employees represent about 8% of the state’s cases and approximately 51% of the state’s deaths. Healthcare workers represent about 2.5% of the state’s cases.
Through April 5, at least 5,632,986 vaccine doses have been administered. Across the state, 3,755,602 people have received one dose of the vaccine and 1,877,384 people who have received both doses of the vaccine.
More than 112,500 teachers and school staff in Pennsylvania were vaccinated within three weeks, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on April 2 at an appearance in Luzerne County.
“This is a great success, and I am so proud of everyone who made it happen,” Wolf said. “We know that teachers and students want to be back in the classroom where students can learn, laugh and grow with their friends and completing our special vaccination initiative is a big milestone for Pennsylvania, one that will better protect schools, families and communities.”
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