Hospitalizations for covid-19 have dropped in Pennsylvania for the 10th day in a row, according to data released Saturday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
A total of 2,207 on Saturday, which is 76 less than Friday. This is a drop of almost 23% from the 2842 who were hospitalized on April 21.
There are currently 487 covid patients in the intensive care unit and 264 need ventilators.
Allegheny County Hospitals has 200 patients with apparent therapy, 72 in the intensive care unit and 37 in need of ventilators. This is the seventh consecutive day of reductions in district coronavirus hospitalizations.
In Westmoreland County, 32 covid patients were hospitalized with seven in the intensive care unit and three on ventilators. On March 1
Pennsylvania added 3,100 additional cases of investigation on Saturday, with a total of 1,154,105 since the start of the pandemic in March last year.
Allegheni County reported 271 additional cases of covid – 232 confirmed and 39 probable – to increase the total to 97,521.
There are 56 cases in Westmoreland County, the fourth lowest in the last month. There are currently 32,705 cases in the county.
Here’s a look at other counties in the region with their changes from Friday:
• Armstrong: 5741 (+5)
• Beaver: 14 758 (+28)
• Butler: 16 801 (+39)
• Fayette: 12 470 (+32)
• Indiana: 5939 (+14)
• Somerset: 7 576 (+13)
• Washington: 16 946 (+36)
Philadelphia had the most cases reported on Saturday with 382, followed by Allegheni (271), Bucks (171), Montgomery (165) and York (159).
The Pennsylvania Department of Health added 35 deaths to reach a total of 26,253 people.
Of the 35 deaths reported on Saturday, 34 are from April and one is from December. This is the fifth day in a row that the state has added death in December.
There were 954 covid-19 deaths in April, making it the seventh deadliest month, surpassing March (937).
The Allegheni County Ministry of Health said there were no new deaths left in 1867. Meanwhile, the State Department of Health reported two deaths in Allegheni County to reach a total of 1,899. The discrepancy in reporting between the two health services has not yet been fully explained.
Westmoreland County added two more deaths to reach a total of 745. U.S. figures show Butler and Washington also added deaths.
Almost half of the deaths in the country (13,113) occurred in old people’s homes and personal care.
According to data released Saturday, Pennsylvania has surpassed 4 million people fully vaccinated.
Data from the state health department show 3,493,659 fully vaccinated, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, which reports its numbers separately, added another 511,828 for a total of 4,005,487.
Allegheny County has 425,214 people fully vaccinated, while Westmoreland County adds another 106,764.
Mike Palm is the digital producer of Tribune-Review. You can contact Mike at 412-380-5674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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