By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 258 new ones Coronavirus Cases and nine other deaths.
That brings the nationwide total to 1,211,299 cases and 27,636 deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Across the state, there are 380 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 75 patients are in intensive care units.
The state says 11,555,953 total vaccine doses have been given and 5,320,833 people are fully vaccinated. To date, 59.4% of Pennsylvanians ages 18 and older are fully vaccinated, and 62.2% of the entire Pennsylvanian population have received the first dose.
Pennsylvania adopted the newly relaxed guidelines of the CDC on the wearing of maskswhich means fully vaccinated people will not need to wear masks in most places.
The Ministry of Health says the mask mandate will be lifted on June 28.
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All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to be vaccinated and eligible for the Pfizer vaccine on May 10th extended to children aged 12 to 15 years.
If you have concerns about the virus, you can contact the state COVID-19 early warning monitoring system dashboard
To date, more than 4,742,330 people have tested negative for COVID-19.
Nationwide there were 72,036 cases among residents and 15,539 cases among employees of licensed nursing homes. Of all deaths, 13,354 were in nursing or personal care facilities.
The state also reports that 28,998 healthcare workers were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.
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