83 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Sunday

William O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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Apr. 25—WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Sunday showed 83 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and no new deaths. The death count is at 788.

The new report brings the county's total cases to 29,852 since the pandemic began last year.

Neighboring Lackawanna County has 17,443 cases and 454 deaths; Monroe County has 13,541 cases and 300 deaths.

The Department of Health confirmed that as of Sunday there were 3,162 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,134,176.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 16 — April 22 decreased to 8.6%.

Vaccine distribution

According to the CDC, as of Saturday morning, April 24, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 46.2% 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 Saturday morning, April 24, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Vaccine providers have administered 7,909,892 total vaccine doses as of Saturday April 24.

— 3,136,599 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 101,615 people per day receiving vaccinations.

— 1,908,253 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

— 5,044,852 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 7,752,500 doses will have been allocated through April 24:

— 304,120 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

— 268,010 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date, we have administered 7,909,892 doses total through April 24:

— First/single doses: 5,044,852 administered

— Second doses: 2,865,040 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.