State reports 5,012 new cases, 170 more deaths – CBS Pittsburgh

State reports 5,012 new cases, 170 more deaths – CBS Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,012 new cases of coronavirus and 170 more deaths.

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That brings the statewide total to 1,491,146 cases and 30,228 total COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

There are 3,031 people in hospital statewide with COVID-19, including 678 in intensive care.

The state reports that 13,169,965 total doses of vaccine have been administered and 6,305,483 people are fully immunized. So far, 69.9% of Pennsylvanians aged 18 and over are fully vaccinated.

All Pennsylvanians 16 years of age or older are eligible for the vaccine, and eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine was extended to children ages 12 to 15 on May 10.

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If you have any concerns about the virus, you can check the state’s COVID-19 early warning monitoring system dashboard.

To date, 5,581,106 people have tested negative for COVID-19

There were 77,714 cases among residents and 16,680 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Of all the total deaths, 14,224 occurred in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.

The state also reports that xxxx health workers were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.