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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)— On Friday, February 26, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 3,346 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the statewide total of positive cases to 926,336.
The department is now reporting a total of 23,937 COVID-19 related deaths, an increase of 69 since Thursday.
As of Friday, 649,020 people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 across Pennsylvania, not including vaccine administration through the CVS.
There are 3,863,935 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.
According to the the PA Department of Health, the ages of those that tested positive for COVID-19 so far breaks down as follows:
- Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
- Nearly 3% are ages 5-12;
- Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
- Approximately 12% are ages 19-24;
- Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
- Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
- Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.
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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