PA Health Reports More Than 5,000 New COVID Cases over Thanksgiving Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday a daily average of 5,325 new cases of COVID-19 were reported. As of Sunday, Nov. 28, the statewide cumulative total cases was 1,731,154.

Currently, there are 3,593 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 816 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients has increased. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 19 – Nov. 25 stood at 12.1%.

Between 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, there were a daily average of 41 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry and reported for a cumulative total of 33,308 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Nov. 28, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Nov. 28, 68.9% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction:

  • Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated Oct. 27 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated and account for the additional doses administered to residents in each county outside of Philadelphia. Demographic data associated with the vaccinations was also updated. The updates are part of the department’s continuous work to improve the quality of data and statistical reporting to ensure the public has the most accurate and up-to-date information. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 15,306,281 total vaccine doses, including 1,500,282 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots).
  • 159,196 total pediatric vaccines doses (ages 5-11) have been administered.
  • 6,612,734 people are fully vaccinated; with 166,538 vaccinations administered since Nov. 23 and a seven-day moving average of more than 41,700 people per day receiving vaccinations.

There are 284,044 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. There are 5,903,734 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 68,068 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 50,023 cases among employees, for a total of 118,091 at 1,668 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 15,093 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.