Pa. COVID-19 Cases Decrease as Hospitalizations Rise
39,733 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week, a decrease for the second week in a row. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,725,902. The commonwealth rose to 8th in cases per 100,000 nationally, with Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin now in the top three.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania increased for the third week in a row, from 3,097 to 3,593, or 16%. 816 patients are in the ICU, an increase compared to the previous week’s 734. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 33,283, with 359 new deaths reported this week, a decrease compared to the previous week.
Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate increased for the fourth week in a row from 11.7% to 12.1%. One county has a rate less than 5% (compared to one last week), six counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (compared to nine last week), 45 counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (compared to 42 last week); 15 counties have a rate of at least 20% but less than 30% (compared to 14 last week); and no county has a rate higher than 30% (compared to one last week). Click here for more county-specific information.