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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)— On Wednesday, April 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,602 positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the statewide total of positive cases to 1,118,470.
The department is now reporting a total of 25,827 COVID-19 related deaths, an increase of 60 since Tuesday.
As of Wednesday morning, 2,886,162 people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 across Pennsylvania, not including vaccine administration through CVS.
There are 4,312,611 tests that have come back negative to date, not including antibody tests. There has been no word on the total amount of tests that are pending.
In December, the daily increases were the highest they have ever been since the start of the pandemic in March. New mitigation efforts include travel restrictions and an upgraded mask mandate but enforcement of those ordinances is not taking place.
Since its peak on December 25, the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is now about 4,500 lower than. The current 14-day average is now also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.
Following the recent drop in positivity and coronavirus spread, Governor Tom Wolf announced that some mitigation measures will be lightened and out-of-state travel without a COVID-19 test result will be allowed again.
The Department of Health has made the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases known by Zip Code, narrowing data down from the county level. View that map by clicking here and clicking the zip code tab under the map.
In March, a stay-at-home order was issued for the state that has since expired. Capacity limitations are still in effect.
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