Pa. COVID-19 Case Counts Up, Hospitalizations Down

64,229 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week in Pennsylvania, an increase of 22% compared to the prior week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,954,488. The commonwealth dropped to 18th in cases per 100,000 nationally, with Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey now in the top three.  

After six weeks of increases, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania decreased from 4,527 to 4,359. 902 patients are in the ICU, a decrease from the previous week’s 933. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 36,050 with 652 new deaths reported this week, a decrease compared to the previous week. 

Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate increased from 14.4% to 15.3% this week. Four counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (compared to five last week); 54 counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (compared to 47 last week); and nine counties have a rate of at least 20% but less than 30% (compared to 15 last week). Click herefor more county-specific information.   

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