Lackawanna far outpaces other local counties in COVID-19 vaccinations

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Jun. 12—Lackawanna County leads Northeast Pennsylvania by a wide margin in adults vaccinated against COVID-19, according to federal data.

So far, 63.9% of adults are fully vaccinated, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data published Friday. The county also remains second among the state's 67 counties in fully vaccinated adults. Montour leads the state in vaccinations.

Listed from most to fewest fully vaccinated adults, the vaccination figures for the other local counties are Luzerne, 53.5%; Wyoming, 51.3%; Wayne, 51%; Monroe, 48%; Pike, 43.7%; and Susquehanna, 40.7%.

The Times-Tribune calculated one-dose figures for adult residents in counties based on the proportion of single doses administered to adult state residents compared to all state residents who received one dose. The CDC does not provide one-dose adult vaccination figures for counties.

The state Department of Health reported 380 new cases Friday, including 41 in the northeast counties. That brought the state case total to 1,207,875 cases, including 78,018 in the region.

The state also reported 19 new deaths, with one in the region. So far, 27,457 Pennsylvania residents have died, including 1,873 in the region.

By county:

Lackawanna added six cases for 18,491 total, including 2,897 probable, and remained at 479 deaths.

Luzerne added 13 cases for 31,977 total, including 2,604 probable. One new death raised the total to 821.

Monroe added 14 cases for 14,767 total, including 464 probable, and remained at 321 deaths.

Pike remained at 4,015 cases, including 433 probable, and 54 deaths.

Susquehanna added two cases for 2,652 total, including 350 probable, and remained at 62 deaths.

Wayne added two cases for 4,126 total, including 437 probable, and remained at 82 deaths.

Wyoming added four cases for 1,990 total, including 355 probable, and remained at 54 deaths.

Contact the writer: bkrawczeniuk@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9147; @BorysBlogTT on Twitter.

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