114 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Saturday

William O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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Apr. 17—WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Saturday showed 114 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and no new deaths. The death count is at 779.

The new report brings the county's total cases to 29,021 since the pandemic began last year.

Neighboring Lackawanna County has 16,886 cases and 446 deaths; Monroe County has 12,977 cases and 295 deaths.

The Department of Health confirmed that as of Saturday there were 5,114 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,103,616.

Statewide positivity for the week of April 2-8 stood at 9.6%.

Vaccine distribution

According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, April 16, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 42 percent of its eligible population, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, April 16, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Vaccine providers have administered 6,999,716 total vaccine doses as of Saturday, April 17.

— 2,694,321 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 100,401 people per day receiving vaccinations.

— 1,879,115 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

— 4573,436 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 7,180,370 doses will have been allocated through April 17:

— 296,620 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

— 303,110 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date, we have administered 6,999,716 doses total through April 17:

— First/single doses: 4,573,436 administered

— Second doses: 2,426,280 administered

To see a map of locations where you can get a vaccination go to the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.

A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Statewide data

There are 2,653 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 555 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

As of 11:59 p.m., Friday, there were 39 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,661 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 144,210 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 4,281,312 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,162 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,592 cases among employees, for a total of 84,754 at 1,585 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,027 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 27,192 of our total cases are among health care workers.