Pa. COVID-19 Cases Decrease, While Hospitalizations Increase
24,951 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week, a 7.6% decrease
compared to the prior week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands
at 1,319,681. The commonwealth now ranks 40th in cases per 100,000 nationally,
with Tennessee, South Carolina, and Wyoming now making up the top three. Every
state reported a high rate of transmission for the second week in a row.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania increased for the
seventh week in a row to 1,927 from 1,768. 514 patients are in the ICU compared to
the previous week’s 476. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 28,395 with
182 new deaths were reported this week.
Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate increased for the ninth week in a
row from 7.8% to 8.2%. No counties now have rates less than 5% (down
from four last week), 25 counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (down
from 30 last week), 39 counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (up from 32 last
week); three counties have a rate of at least 20% but less than 30% (compared
to none last week) and no counties have a rate of more than 30% (compared to one
last week). Click here for more county-specific information.