PA becomes 8th state to exceed 1 million COVID-19 cases


This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist reviews a plate with serological test samples. Serological testing is used to detect antibodies, which indicate past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and is important to the understand of disease prevalence within a population. (CDC/ James Gathany/Public Domain)

Allyson Lin , Reporter

Pennsylvania has become the eighth state in the U.S to exceed 1 million cases, according to The Morning Call.

Recently, the state of Pa has added more than 3,600 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, March 25. 

According to ABC 27 News, the PA Department of Health recorded 48 deaths from Tuesday, March 23. That brings the statewide total of 24,876 deaths. 

The CDC reports Pennsylvania ranks 42 out of the 50 states with cases per 100,00 residents. Pennsylvania has 7,748 cases per 100,000 residents,  7.7% of the population. 

Wolf said the effort to vaccinate school and child care employees will be be completed two weeks ahead of schedule. The Medical Assistance Managed Care Organizations has worked to vaccinate homebound individuals.

Numbers from Philadelphia and the state health departments show that almost 3.3 million Pennsylvanians have received 5.1 million vaccinations, according to The Morning Call article. That is 31.3 % of the age of 16-and-over population that is eligible. A total of 1.8 million residents have been fully immunized.