Coronavirus News & Updates

2/22/2021
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Where Can I Get The Vaccine?

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Get the latest on COVID variants from the CDC, here.

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(WJPA News) – COVID Deaths Approaching 260
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Monday that over the past forty-eight-hours, there were 3,427 new cases of the coronavirus reported, bringing the statewide total to 915,018. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.  Pennsylvania reported 44 new deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 23,614.  In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 66,067 resident cases of COVID-19, and 12,822 cases among employees, for a total of 78,889 at 1,567 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported, 12,228 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 24,433 of our total cases are among health care workers.  Washington County added 51 new infections for a total of 13,544 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. The county’s death toll rose by three for a total of 257.  Allegheny County added 374 new cases for a total of 74,976 confirmed and probable infections. The county recorded no new deaths, leaving their death toll at 1,627.  Greene County added 14 new coronavirus cases for a total of 2,622 confirmed and probable cases.  The county’s death toll rose by two to 32.  Across the United States, COVID-19 cases have now surpassed twenty-eight-point-one-million and more than four-hundred-and-ninety-nine-thousand people have died. 

The state has issued a “Stay-At-Home Advisory” until further notice and mask wearing is REQUIRED in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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(Associated Press)A pandemic atlas: USA by the numbers, telling and horrifying. Click here.

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(WPXI News) – UPMC Launches Vax Registration Site
UPMC has released a new way to register for the COVID-19 vaccine, for those who are eligible on Wednesday. By visiting https://vaccine.upmc.com/, those people who meet the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Phase 1a criteria – which includes people over 65 and people with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of COVID-19 complications, are able to sign up to receive information regarding vaccine scheduling, as supplies become available. To date, UPMC has administered nearly 158,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including more than 12,500 to community members, and we are eager to do more as supplies become available, according to officials with the hospital system. Vaccine supply from the state and federal government is still limited, but by registering now will allow the hospital system to be able to contact about appointment scheduling.