Pa. COVID-19 Cases Double Week over Week
2,364 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week, double the number of cases reported in the prior week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,216,551. The commonwealth increased to the 45th highest growth in cases per 100,000, with Arkansas, Missouri, and Florida continuing to make up the top three. Nationally, the average daily reported cases have nearly tripled in the last month.
For the 13th week in a row, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania has decreased – from 267 to 260, a 2.6% decrease. 50 of these patients are in an ICU, down from 58 the previous week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide decreased from 39 to 29.
Forty-two deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania were reported this week, one more than in the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 27,792.
Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate increased for the second week in a row, from 1.2% to 1.7%, and remains below 5% for the ninth week in a row. Sixty-three counties now have rates of less than 5% (down from 65 last week), three counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (up from two last week), and one county has rates of 10% to less than 20% (up from none last week). Click here for more county-specific information.