public-health-issues

Pa. Health Dept.: Nearly 4,500 new COVID-19 cases; 2,900 hospitalized

BY: - October 22, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,496 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Friday, down from Thursday’s tally of 4,998 new cases, bringing the the statewide total to  1.53 million cases since the start of the pandemic. As of midday Friday, 2,900 individuals were hospitalized with the virus. Of that number, 668 patients were […]

Pa. Health Dept: 71% of Pa. adults fully vaccinated; Nearly 5K new COVID-19 cases

BY: - October 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,998 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Thursday, up from Wednesday’s tally of 3,584 new cases, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.52 million cases since the start of the pandemic. As of midday Thursday, 2,929 individuals were hospitalized with the virus. Of that number, 668 […]

Kids ages 5 to 11 next in line for COVID-19 vaccines as White House rolls out plans

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making another age group eligible for vaccines could be significant in preventing another spike in infections this winter.

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Think a mild case of COVID-19 is no big deal? Think again | Trish Zornio

BY: - October 20, 2021

New research shows concerning effects of the virus, even in asymptomatic cases.

Pa. Health Dept.: Nearly 3,900 new COVID-19 cases; More than 3K hospitalized

BY: - October 19, 2021

As of Tueday, Pennsylvania’s positivity rate was 9.7 percent, and 70.8 percent of Pennsylvanians 18 or older were fully vaccinated, the Health Department said in a statement.

Pa. Dept. of Health: More than 11K new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; More than 2,900 hospitalized

BY: - October 18, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 11,208 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth between 12 a.m. on Saturday and 12 a.m. on Monday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.51 million cases since the start of the pandemic. As of midday Monday, there were 2,919 people hospitalized statewide. Of that number, 665 people […]

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We need you, face to face, please get vaccinated | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - October 17, 2021

Having been liberated—or at least paroled—from their Zoom prison cells, people are beginning to act like, well, people again.

Pa. Health Dept.: While vaccinations rise, more than 5,700 new cases of COVID-19

BY: - October 15, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,725 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Friday, up from Thursday’s tally of 5,253 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 1.5 million since the start of the pandemic. At midday Friday, there were 2,946 people hospitalized with COVID-19, down slightly from Thursday’s total of […]

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,200 new COVID-19 cases; 70% of Pa. adults vaccinated

BY: - October 14, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,253 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Thursday, up from Wednesday’s tally of 5,012 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to  more than 1.49 million since the start of the pandemic. At midday Thursday, there were 2,978 people hospitalized with COVID-19, down slightly from Wednesday’s total of […]

Pa. Health Dept: 5K new COVID-19 cases; More than 3K hospitalized

BY: - October 13, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,012 new cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to more than 1.49 million since the start of the pandemic. At midday Wednesday, there were 3,031 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 678 were in intensive care units, and 362 were using […]

Penn State to require COVID-19 vaccine for all University Park employees

BY: - October 13, 2021

All employees at the Penn State's University Park campus, regardless of whether they work on a federal contract, must provide proof of vaccination by Dec. 8.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 16K new COVID-19 cases over holiday weekend

BY: - October 12, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 16,287 new cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania during a four-day period stretching from 12 a.m. on Saturday to 12 a.m. on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to more than 1.48 million since the start of the pandemic. At midday Tuesday, there were 3,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19, […]