October 27, 2021
The nation’s public health leaders offered encouraging trends in the fight against COVID-19, while urging the remaining 60 million unvaccinated Americans to make an appointment to get vaccinated.
“We know vaccines are the very best line of defense against the virus, so our top priority remains getting shots in arms,” said Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 response coordinator.
Here are five takeaways from the today’s COVID-19 Response Team meeting:
In Pennsylvania, there were 4,178 new COVID-19 cases, 2,798 patients hospitalized, and 681 patients in the intensive care unit, according to the state Department of Health. More than 71 percent of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated. Nearly all Pennsylvania counties remain in the “high” level of transmission.
The nation reported 1.14 million shots in arms today, including 300,000 Americans getting their first shot. There have been 400 million total vaccinations since mid-January, Zients said.
HAP will continue to monitor the latest COVID-19 public health developments and provide updates to members. A replay of today’s COVID-19 briefing is available online.
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