PA Department of Health Discusses Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Tour

PA Department of Health Discusses Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Tour

Posted: Apr 12, 2021 / 12:54 PM EDT
/ Updated: Apr 12, 2021 / 01:04 PM EDT Credit: Predrag Popovski/Moment/Getty Images

(WKBN) – Pennsylvania Department of Health officials will be discussing an upcoming COVID-19 mobile response vaccination tour to provide vaccinations and education to minority and underserved communities across the commonwealth. Latest local county-by-county COVID-19 numbers

Speaking at the briefing will be Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam, Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs Executive Director Luz Colon, Latino Connection Founder & CEO George Fernandez, Highmark Blue Shield Medical Policy Research Analyst Dr. Oralia Dominic, Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake and Penn State Health System clinician Dr. Sarah Ramirez. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported a two-day total of an additional 6,450 positive cases of COVID-19 and 4 new deaths since Saturday’s report, when 4,882 new cases and 40 new deaths were reported.

To view in our mobile app, click here The live stream will begin at 1 p.m. today.

That brings the statewide total to 1,075,424 cases and a total of 25,406 deaths attributed to COVID-19. On Sunday, 3,362 positive cases and 3 new deaths were reported, with 3,088 additional cases and 1 new death reported Monday.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is about 3,800 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. The current 14-day average is also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020. However, the moving average of number of hospitalized patients has started to increase. Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 2 – April 8 stood at 9.5%. There are 2,460 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 516 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. More data is available here.

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