By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is continuing to increase in Pennsylvania, though not as sharply as in previous weeks.
The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday was 3.8% higher than last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said.
The Ministry of Health said data from January 1-4 showed that people who were unvaccinated or those who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 78% of cases, 85 hospitalizations and 84 cases.
Acting Health Minister Keara Klinepeter said: “The odds are clearly in favor of those vaccinated. “We also know that vaccine boosters provide a higher level of protection from severe illness and death. That’s why we strongly recommend that everyone 12 years of age and older get a booster shot now.”
The Allegheny County Health Department also released its weekly COVID-19 data on Tuesday. It reported 22,326 people between January 9 and 15 and an additional 38 deaths.
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