81 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County Monday, deaths at 800

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May 11—WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Tuesday showed Luzerne County with 81 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths. The death count is at 800.

The new report brings the county's total cases to 31,055 since the pandemic began last year.

Neighboring Lackawanna County has 18,087 cases and 464 deaths; Monroe County has 14,369 cases and 307 deaths.

The Department of Health confirmed that as of Tuesday there were 2,385 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,177,072.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 30 — May 6 stood at 6.6%.

Vaccine distribution

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, May 11, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 52.7% of its entire population, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, May 11, 45.6% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, May 11, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

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

—Vaccine providers have administered 9,300,680 total vaccine doses as of Tuesday, May 11.

—3,939,478 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 67,300 people per day receiving vaccinations.

—1,748,289 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

—5,687,767 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 9,556,320 doses will have been allocated through May 15:

—320,320 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

—297,520 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date, we have administered 9,300,680 doses total through May 11:

—First/single doses: 5,687,767 administered

—Second doses: 3,612,913 administered

To see a map of locations where you can get a vaccination go to the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.

A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Statewide data

There are 1,798 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 406 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

COVID-19 cases are rising in 0-to-49-year-olds as indicated by the COVID-19 age distribution of COVID-19 cases from January 2021, to present in May 2021:

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 10, there were 57 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 26,607 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Fully vaccinated people are permitted to participate in some activities without a mask based on CDC guidance. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 157,352 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 4,476,217 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 71,244 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,971 cases among employees, for a total of 86,215 at 1,590 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,186 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 28,064 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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