By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine held a press briefing to give an update on COVID-19 in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania reported more than 3,700 new COVID-19 cases Monday.

That’s on top of more than 4,800 new cases reported on Sunday.

This comes as work continues to make sure health care workers receive vaccinations first.

“As of this morning hospitals have vaccinated 72,762 health care workers, with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. This will continue with the vaccination of health care workers, this week, 58 hospitals are slated today to receive 47,775 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 26,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine,” said Dr. Levine.

Dr. Levine also said that this week, CVS and Walgreen’s are beginning to vaccinate staff and patients of skilled nursing patients across the commonwealth.

Dr. Levine also encouraged Pennsylvanians to stay vigilant and continue taking precautions to keep themselves safe, including social distancing and wearing masks.


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