Pa. COVID-19 Case, Hospitalization Update
31,675 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week, a decrease compared to the prior week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,412,039. The commonwealth jumped to 28th in cases per 100,000 nationally, with Alaska, West Virginia, and Wyoming now making up the top three.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania increased for the 10th week in a row to 2,691 from 2,337, an increase of 15%. 660 patients are in the ICU, an increase compared to the previous week’s 589. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 29,141, with 279 new deaths reported this week, a decrease from the previous week.
Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate remains at 8.9%. Two counties have a rate less than 5% (up from one last week), 19 counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (compared to 23 last week), 43 counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (compared to 40 last week), two counties have a rate of at least 20% but less than 30% (compared to three last week); and one county has a rate of more than 30% (up from none last week). Click here for more county-specific information.