More Than 10% Of Allegheny County Residents Have Gotten At Least One Dose Of Vaccine
Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
According to state data, more than 10% of Allegheny County residents have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
At least 126,000 county residents have received the vaccine—nearly one-third of whom have had both doses, meaning they’re fully vaccinated. A 10% vaccination rate is roughly even with Pennsylvania’s overall vaccination rate—but falls behinds the national rate, which is nearing 12%.
The state’s data does not include vaccinations given at federal facilities, such as prisons and hospitals run by the Veterans Health Administration.
A vaccine administered at an Allegheny County facility to a non-Allegheny County resident is counted within a patient’s county of residence.
The Associated Press reports President Joe Biden has signed an extension banning home foreclosures until at least June 30. The White House says the moratorium is meant to help homeowners struggling to pay mortgages due to the pandemic. It estimates more than 10 million homeowners are behind on their payments.
The order does not account for the eviction of tenants who have been unable to pay rent. A federal moratorium on evictions is set to end March 31.
Jeff Zients, Biden's COVID-19 czar, told U.S. governors today that the administration would increase the weekly COVID vaccine supply by more than 20% this week. NPR's Vanessa Romo reports pharmacies will also get 2 million, double their supply.
As of this morning, about 12% of Americans had received the first dose of the vaccine, but only 4% have received both shots.
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- 199 new cases
- One new death
- 2,377 new cases
- 2,447 hospitalizations
- Statewide total of 899,237 cases
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