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

COVID case counts for Pennsylvania decreased for the ninth week in a row, with 2,053 new cases of COVID-19 reported this week, 20.8% less than last week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,210,340. Both nationally and in Pennsylvania, new case rates are now comparable to those in March 2020 at the very start of the pandemic. The commonwealth has dropped to the 34th highest growth in cases per 100,000, with Wyoming, Missouri, and Colorado now making up the top three. 

For the ninth week in a row, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania has decreased from 572 to 441, a 23% decrease. 99 of these patients are in an ICU, down from 158 the prior week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide decreased from 105 to 67.  

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania decreased for the fourth week in a row. Ninety-five deaths were reported this week, 20.8% less than in the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 27, 569. 

Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate has decreased for the ninth week in a row, from 1.9% to 1.4%, and is below 5% for the fifth week in a row. Sixty-four counties now have rates of less than 5% (up from 62 last week), three counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (down from four last week), and no county had rates of 10% to less than 20% (down from one last week). Click herefor more county-specific information. 

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