COVID Cases Across Pennsylvania – Including Washington, Allegheny & Greene Counties
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Thursday that over the past twenty-four-hours, there were 277 new cases of the coronavirus reported, bringing the statewide total to 1,209,725. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. Pennsylvania reported 15 new deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 27,546. In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 71,936 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,514 cases among employees, for a total of 87,450 at 1,596 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported, 13,338 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 28,944 of our total cases are among health care workers. Washington County added two new infections for a total of 17,890 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. The county’s death toll remains at 304. Allegheny County added ten new cases for a total of 101,725 confirmed and probable infections. The county’s death toll remains at 1,972. Greene County added three new COVID cases, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable cases to 3,344. The county’s death toll remains at 40. To date, sixty-one-point-one-percent of Pennsylvania residents have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and now, fifty-seven-point-eight-percent of residents have been fully vaccinated. Across the United States, COVID-19 cases have now surpassed thirty-three-point-five-million and more than six-hundred-thousand people have died.
The state’s mask mandate in businesses where directed – is still REQUIRED – EVEN IF FULLY VACCINATED. Consistent mask-wearing and hand-washing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
*CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can End Mask Use & Social Distancing – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. The new guidance was announced Thursday, May 13th at the White House. It will still call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools. The CDC will also no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, says, “We have all longed for this moment — when we can get back to some sense of normalcy.”