The Department of Health says the mask mandate will be lifted on June 28, or even sooner if 70% of adults are fully vaccinated before then. Pennsylvania is adopting the CDC’s newly relaxed mask-wearing guidelines, meaning that fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks in most places. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Paying Struggling Restaurants To Provide For Food Insecure Communities
There are 512 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 130 patients are in ICUs. This brings the statewide total to 1,209,136 cases and 27,514 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
The state says 11,244,192 total vaccine doses have been administered and 5,082,669 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 57.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated, and 73.6% of Pennsylvania’s entire population has received the first dose. READ MORE: VA Pittsburgh To Hold Virtual Town Hall For Veterans Next Week
There have been 71,922 cases among residents and 15,486 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, 13,331 have been in residents of nursing or personal care facilities. The state also reports 28,910 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic. There are 4,686,041 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date.
If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated, and eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine expanded to children ages 12 to 15 on May 10.
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