Over 8.7 Million Vaccinations to Date, First Doses of Vaccine to 50.6% of Inhabitants, PA Ranks 10th Amongst 50 States for First Dose Vaccinations

Harrisburg, PA The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed at 12:00 p.m. today May 3 that there were 3,133 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the nationwide total to 1,161,619.

There are 2,151 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these, 484 patients with COVID-19 are in the intensive care unit. Most of the patients admitted to the hospital are 65 years of age or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in those aged 65 and over. More information can be found here.

The 14-day moving average trend in the number of hospital patients per day is starting to slow after peaking at 2,661 patients, slightly below the spring 2020 high of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020. The full 14-day moving average since the pandemic began can be found here.

The statewide percent positivity for the week of April 23-29 was 7.6%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website and archived data is also available.

At 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 58 new deaths were identified by the Pennsylvania death register. A total of 26,334 deaths attributed to COVID-19 have been reported. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Pennsylvania hospitals received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 14th and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 21st. Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine was first allocated to Pennsylvania the week of March 1st. On Friday, April 23rd, the CDC and FDA notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers that the hiatus in administration of doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine has been lifted. Following the announcement, Pennsylvania resumed Janssen vaccinations. The vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal entities that work directly with the federal government.

Vaccine highlights

  • According to the CDC, Pennsylvania delivered initial vaccine doses to 50.6% of its total population on Tuesday morning, May 4th, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for initial dose administered as a percentage of the population.
  • Pennsylvania ranks 5th out of all 50 states for total administered doses on Tuesday morning, May 4th, according to the CDC.
  • Vaccine providers delivered a total of 8,754,703 doses of vaccine on Tuesday, May 4th.
  • 3,592,845 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 83,800 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,863,243 people are partially vaccinated, which means they received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 5,456,088 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week through May 8, a total of 8,938,480 doses have been allocated:
    • This week 323,520 first / single doses were given.
    • This week, 288,320 seconds were administered.
  • So far, through May 4th, we’ve given a total of 8,754,703 doses:
    • First / Single Doses: 5,456,088 administered
    • Second doses: 3,298,615 administered

The wearing of masks is required in all companies and at every departure. Fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to participate in some mask-free activities based on CDC guidelines. Wearing masks consistently is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 154,801 people who have a positive virus antigen test and are considered likely cases and 639 people who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or high risk exposure.

There are 4,422,407 people who have tested negative so far.

There are 70,779 cases of COVID-19 and 14,842 cases among employees in licensed nursing and personal care homes, a total of 85,621 in 1,588 different facilities in all 67 counties. Of the deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,113 occurred among residents of care or personal care facilities. You can find a breakdown of the district here. Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS does not exactly match the deaths reported on the death register related to COVID-19. The number of deaths among residents and employees of nursing homes is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data as this information is not available in the death register data.

Approximately 27,806 of our total cases involve healthcare professionals.

Nationwide – Since noon, May 3rd, the wolf administration has:

While the federal government’s vaccine supply remains limited, the Ministry of Health is working to ensure that the vaccine is provided in an ethical, fair and efficient manner. To keep Pennsylvanians informed of the vaccination efforts:

  • All Pennsylvanians 16 and over can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. You can find the provider card here.
  • A Commonwealth COVID-19 Vaccination Guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health helpline at 1-877-724-3258.
  • Vaccine Supplier Map to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Supplier Near You.
  • All the locations where the vaccine was obtained and how much they received can be found on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution website.
  • Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website for more information on administered doses and demographic information.
  • Unite Against COVID Weekly Update is a round-up of the news to use and answers to your top vaccine questions delivered straight to your inbox every week.
  • Pennsylvania residents can provide feedback on the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Interim Immunization Schedule by clicking the Square Plan Feedback Form under Popular Vaccine Topics here.
  • Frequently asked questions can be found here.

The Wolf Administration emphasizes the role Pennsylvanians play in reducing the spread of COVID-19:

  • Get the vaccine with any of the three safe and effective vaccines available for the best protection.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • Stay home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, especially if you feel uncomfortable.
  • If you need to go out, you must wear a mask when in a store or when it is difficult to maintain adequate social distance. Fully vaccinated people are allowed to participate in some activities without a mask.
  • Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. You can find the free app in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa”.

Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics

MEDIA CONTACT: Barry Ciccocioppo – [email protected]

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