Case counts decreased for the third week in a row, with 18,183 new cases of COVID-19 reported this week, 21% less than last week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,172,288. Across the state, 20 counties saw their weekly cases increase (same as last week), while 46 counties saw decreases (compared to 47 last week), and one county saw no change. Pennsylvania dropped to the fifth highest growth in cases per 100,000, with Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, and Maine making up the top four.
For the third week in a row, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania has declined, from 2,161 to 1,924, an 11% decrease. 427 of these patients are in an ICU, down from 479 the prior week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide decreased from 258 to 242.
After four weeks in a row of increasing deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, deaths decreased this week. 279 deaths were reported this week, 11% less than in the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 26,532.
Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate has decreased for the third week in a row, from 7.6% to 6.6%. Nine counties now have rates of less than 5% (down from 12 last week), 48 counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (up from 38 last week), and 10 counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (down from 17 last week). Click here for more county-specific information.