COVID case counts decreased for the fourth week in a row in Pennsylvania, with 12,844 new cases of COVID-19 reported this week, 29% less than last week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,185,132. Across the state, seven counties saw their weekly cases increase (compared to 20 last week), while 58 counties saw decreases (compared to 46 last week), and two counties saw no change (compared to one last week). Pennsylvania dropped to the ninth highest growth in cases per 100,000, with Colorado, Michigan, and Maine making up the top three.
For the fourth week in a row, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania has decreased from 1,924 to 1,499, a 22% decrease. 330 of these patients are in an ICU, down from 427 the prior week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide decreased from 242 to 228.
Deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania decreased for the second week. 217 deaths were reported this week, 22% less than in the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 26,749.
Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate has decreased for the fourth week in a row, from 6.6% to 5.3%. 14 counties now have rates less than 5% (up from nine last week), 46 counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (down from 48 last week), and seven counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (down from 10 last week). Click here for more county-specific information.