93 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Saturday; 1 death

William O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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Apr. 10—WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Saturday showed 93 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and one new death. The death count is at 772.

The new report brings the county's total cases to 28,186 since the pandemic began last year.

Neighboring Lackawanna County has 16,329 cases and 444 deaths; Monroe County has 12,353 cases and 293 deaths.

The Department of Health confirmed that as of Saturday there were 4,882 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,068,974.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of March 26 — April 1 stood at 9.4%.

Vaccine distribution

According to the CDC, as of Saturday morning, April 10, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 36% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 20th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Saturday morning, April 10, Pennsylvania ranks 6th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Vaccine providers have administered 6,233,317 total vaccine doses as of Saturday, April 10.

— 2,299,256 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 88,800 people per day receiving vaccinations.

— 1,828,141 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

— 4,127,397 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 6,580,640 doses will have been allocated through April 10:

— 442,310 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

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

To date, we have administered 6,233,317 doses total through April 10:

— First/single doses: 4,127,397 administered

— Second doses: 2,105,920 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 2,439 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 496 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 40 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,402 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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

There are 136,049 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 4,220,187 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 69,805 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,458 cases among employees, for a total of 84,263 at 1,582 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 12,988 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 26,889 of our total cases are among health care workers.