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Nearly half of Pennsylvanians vaccinated, COVID-related hospitalizations down

51.9% of Pennsylvania’s eligible population have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 7, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 43% are fully vaccinated.

The state currently ranks fifth in the nation for total doses administered.

The trend in the 14-day moving average of hospitalized patients per day is starting to come down, after peaking at 2,661 patients. The number is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 on May 3, 2020.

There were 2,986 additional positive cases of COVID-19 as of May 7, bringing the statewide total to 1,169,678, the department of health reports. There are 2,047 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 448 patients are in the intensive care unit. Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, as are most of the deaths.

More data is available here.

Dawn Ouellette Nixon

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