139 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County Wednesday; 4,812 statewide

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Sep. 15—WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Wednesday showed Luzerne County with 139 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. The county's death count is at 853.

The county's total cases are now at 35,162 since the pandemic began last year.

Neighboring Lackawanna County has 20,208 cases and 494 deaths; Monroe County has 17,129 cases and 341 deaths.

The Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed that as of 12 a.m. there were 4,812 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total to 1,359,263.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 3-Sept. 9, stood at 9.1%.

Vaccination distribution

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, Sept. 14:

—Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

—67.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

—Vaccine providers have administered 12,480,139 total vaccine doses, including 58,758 additional doses authorized for people who are immuno-compromised, as of Wednesday, Sept. 15.

—6,082,996 people are fully vaccinated; with 18,715 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 14,700 people per day receiving vaccinations.

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 2,308 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 580 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, there were 45 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,696 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 211,985 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

There are 5,282,761 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Approximately 30,624 of total cases have been among health care workers.

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