HARRISBURG – New statewide COVID-19 cases are above 500 for the third straight day, and hospitalizations continue on a small upward tick.
In its daily update Thursday, the state Department of Health there were 561 new cases statewide, for a total of 1,218,418– 97% of those people have fully recovered. Locally, there were four new cases, with two each in Northumberland and Union counties, now with 9,738 and 6,172 total cases since the start of the pandemic, respectively. Snyder and Montour counties have no new cases, remaining with totals of 3,699 and 2,011 cases, respectively.
The department also says there are now 319 statewide hospitalizations – that’s 17 more than listed Tuesday – including 69 in the ICU and 31 on ventilators. Locally, Geisinger Danville has two new COVID patients with 11 total, six of those in the ICU and three on ventilators. Geisinger Shamokin still has no COVID patients at this time, while Evangelical Community Hospital has two total COVID patients.
There were six new deaths reported statewide for the virus, for a total of 27,819 since the pandemic began. There were no new death locally; Northumberland County remains with 365 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. Snyder County remains with 86 total deaths, Union has 89 total deaths, and Montour has 67 deaths.
In statewide vaccine data, 61.9% of the population 18 and older are fully vaccinated, and 5.6 million people total are fully vaccinated. Over 11.4 million total doses have been administered as well. Locally, 117 more doses were administered. Northumberland County residents received 118 new doses, with a total of 76,669 doses (39,643 fully vaccinated, 37,026 partially). Snyder County residents received 29 more doses, for a total of 26,542 (13,283 fully, 13,259 partially), Union has 60 more doses and now has 33,490 total doses (16,791 fully, 16,699 partially), and Montour has 10 more doses and 22,188 total doses (11,113 partially, 11,075 fully).