Pa. COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Continue to Drop

Case counts decreased for the tenth week in a row with 1,263 new cases of COVID-19 reported this week, 38% less than last week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,211,603. The commonwealth has dropped to the 41st highest growth in cases per 100,000, with Missouri, Nevada, and Wyoming now making up the top three. 

For the tenth week in a row, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania has decreased from 441 to 350, a 20.6% decrease. 66 of these patients are in an ICU, down from 99 the prior week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide decreased from 67 to 54.  

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania decreased for the fifth week in a row. 85 deaths were reported this week, 10.5% less than the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 27,654. Deaths nationwide officially passed 600,000 this week. 

Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate has decreased for the tenth week in a row from 1.4% to 1.2% and is below 5% for the sixth week in a row. 65 counties now have rates less than 5% (up from 64 last week), two counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (down from three last week), and no county had rates of 10% to less than 20% for the second week in a row. Click herefor more county-specific information.   

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