By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — More than 100,000 COVID-19 shots have ended up in the arms of children in Pennsylvania, the Department of Health said Friday.
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It comes as the state reports 7,604 new coronavirus cases and 96 additional deaths.
This brings the statewide total to 1,674,328 cases and 32,825 total COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.
There are 3,032 people in the state hospitalized with COVID-19, with 679 in ICUs.
The state says 14,871,992 total vaccine doses have been administered and 6,564,299 people have been fully vaccinated. So far, 73.4% of Pennsylvania residents age 18 and older have been fully vaccinated.
A total of 100,327 pediatric vaccine doses have been administered to children aged 5 to 11 years.
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All Pennsylvania residents 16 years of age or older are eligible to be vaccinated, and eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine will be extended to children ages 12 to 15 on May 10.
Eligibility was expanded to children aged 5 to 11 on Tuesday, November 2.
If you are concerned about the virus, you can check the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard
So far, there are 5,844,084 people who have tested negative for COVID-19.
There were 67,300 cases among residents and 48,886 cases among employees of licensed nursing and care homes statewide. Of all total deaths, 15,025 were in residents of nursing or personal care facilities.
The state also reports that 33,063 health care workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic.
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