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Pa. Health Dept.: 2,639 hospitalized, 75 new deaths attributed to COVID-19

By: - November 2, 2021 5:45 pm

After a second dose of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, a swarm of antibodies attacks the virus. (Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library via Getty Images)

An unspecified “technical issue” has delayed the reporting of new COVID-19 case counts in Pennsylvania by the Department of Health. 

Due to the technical issue, the department did not report new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, but did provide updates on other COVID-19 statistics in Pennsylvania. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, 2,639 people were hospitalized with the virus. Of those patients, 630 were in hospital intensive care units, and 367 were using a ventilator, according to data posted to the agency’s pandemic tracking website.

The department also confirmed 75 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the virus to 31,530 since the start of the pandemic, state data showed.

As of Tuesday, the statewide positivity rate remains at 8.8 percent and 72 percent of Pennsylvanians 18 or older were fully vaccinated, according to the department.


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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.