Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided a monthly COVID-19 update as of March. 31.    

“Every week throughout March more than 50,000 Pennsylvanians stepped forward to get a COVID-19 vaccination even as the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths continued to decline across the state,” Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter said. “Vaccine providers have ample supply to serve eligible residents interested in getting vaccinated, even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week approved a second booster dose for people 50 and over and those with compromised immune systems.”   

  • Between Feb. 1 and 28, there were 89,575 new cases reported, averaging 3,199 per day.   
  • The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped 67.3% from March 1 to March 31.  
  • There were 984 deaths attributed to COVID-19 identified in the Pennsylvania death registry, averaging less than 32 per day.  

The Department of Health also analyzed the following vaccine data within its 66-county vaccine jurisdiction; Philadelphia is a separate vaccine jurisdiction:  

  • A total of 233,494 COVID-19 vaccines were administered averaging 7,532 per day including: 
    • 96,590 additional doses 
    • 17,416 pediatric doses. 
  • A total of 23,787 new COVID-19 cases were reported, averaging 767 per day.?