State pauses use of Johnson & Johnson shot until April 24 or beyond
The Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] confirmed 340 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths from the virus Wednesday.
The new cases came from individuals five months old to 92 years old, with a median age of 30. One of the new deaths occurred in December and the rest in April, affecting one person in their 50s, one in their 60s, five in their 70s, three in their 80s and two in their 90s.
To date, ACHD has confirmed 94,841 cases, 1,849 deaths from the virus and 6,501 past and present hospitalizations with the virus.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health [DOH] confirmed 4,602 new COVID-19 cases and 60 new deaths from the virus Wednesday, bringing the new pandemic totals to 1,118,470 cases and 25,827 deaths.
The DOH also reported Wednesday that 2,833 individuals were hospitalized with COVID-19, about 20% of whom are in intensive care units.
Pennsylvania vaccines providers have given first doses to 43.9% of the state’s population, meaning Pennsylvania ranks 11th among all 50 states in first dose vaccination by population percentage.
Cesar Augusto Amaya Garzon, 73, receiving a vaccine shot. (Photo courtesy of Casa San José)
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