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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WAMS) — Today the Pennsylvania Department of Health held a press conference updating on the current status of COVID-19 vaccinations across the state.

COVID-19 Positive Cases & Deaths

As of 12 a.m., February 3, there were 3,128 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total to 853,616. Only 3,281 of those cases are hospitalized and 669 cases are in the ICU.

As of 11:59 a.m., February 2, there were 143 deaths added to the PA Death Registry. 21,955 deaths are currently linked to COVID-19 in the state.

23,257 Cases are among healthcare workers and 63,621 were among personal care facilities.

Vaccine Numbers

Pennsylvania Hospitals began receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine the week of Dec. 21.

The below vaccinations estimates and statistics DO NOT include Philadelphia because it is its own jurisdiction.

Through Feb. 2nd:

  • 1,067,180 doses of the vaccine have been administered.
    • There are 634,458 people who have received one dose (partially covered).
    • There are 216,361 people who have received two doses (fully covered).
      • The math results in 1,067,180 doses administered to 850,819 people.

By Feb. 6th:

  • 2,121,100 doses of the vaccine will have been allocated/received by providers.
    • 1,096,525 first doses will have been allocated.
      • 850,819 of the first doses will have been administered.
    • 1,024,575 second doses will have been allocated.
      • 216,361 of the second doses will have been administered.

Vaccine Phase

The state of Pennsylvania is currently in phase 1A out of the 4 phase COVID-19 distribution process.

Phase 1A includes:

People 65 and up, adults of any age with serious medical conditions, health care workers, and Pennsylvania’s more than 120,000 long-term care residents, along with long-term care staff.

Reminders

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
  • If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. The free app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa”.

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