Pa. COVID-19 Cases Plummet as Vaccinations Increase

Case counts decreased for the eighth week in a row with 2,595 new cases of COVID-19 reported this week, 40% less than last week. The weekly average of new cases in Pennsylvania has plummeted from the most recent peak of 5,005 on April 18 to 439 on June 11, a decrease of 91%. The daily average of 485 was down 26% from 652 a week ago. Pennsylvania only used 6.3% of the vaccine allocation for the past week.  The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,208,287. 

For the eighth week in a row, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania has decreased, from 767 to 572, a 25% decrease. 158 of these patients are in an ICU, down from 180 the prior week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide increased slightly, from 101 to 105.  

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania decreased this week for the third week in a row. 120 deaths were reported this week, 20.5% less than in the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 27,474.  

Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate has decreased for the eighth week in a row, from 2.9% to 1.9% and is below 5% for the fourth week in a row. 62 counties now have rates of less than 5% (up from 59 last week), four counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (down from 11 last week), and one county had rates of 10% to less than 20% (same as last week). Click herefor more county-specific information.   

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