Lehigh Valley Well being Community is asking space residents to “double down” on COVID-19 mitigation measures, now that coronavirus-specific hospitalizations are working double their peak in April.
In Lehigh County, the average daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is 411.9 for the latest seven-day interval tracked by the Pennsylvania Division of Well being. That’s up barely from 409.6 within the prior seven days. Northampton County’s most up-to-date seven-day common for day by day COVID-19 hospitalizations is 52, up from 41.1.
LVHN shared its recommendation to put on a masks, social distance and wash palms ceaselessly in a Fb publish Friday.
St. Luke’s College Well being Community, in the meantime, has been touting its method to treating COVID-19 sufferers with monoclonal antibodies, saying this previous week greater than 500 folks have obtained the remedy.
Statewide, 761,777 people have contracted COVID-19 for the reason that begin of the pandemic final 12 months and 19,188 whole deaths have been associated to the virus. New Jersey has now reported 560,423 total cases, with 20,414 deaths.
Pennsylvania’s loss of life price from the virus has been accelerating, with the state on Tuesday reaching 18,000 deaths since March and 19,000 total deaths four days later.
Cumulatively from the pandemic, the state reports 25,209 cases and 603 deaths in Lehigh County and 20,432 instances with 506 deaths in Northampton County.
Statewide, 367,814 Pennsylvanians have obtained a partial vaccination against COVID-19, with 59,899 receiving the total two-dose vaccination. Lehigh County’s vaccination totals are 20,597 partial and three,558 full, with 14,460 partial and a couple of,388 full in Northampton County.
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