The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania decreased this week from 2,754 to 2,475, a drop for the third week in a row. 573 patients are in the ICU, a slight decrease compared to the previous week’s 653. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 31,898, with 444 new deaths reported this week, a decrease for the second week in a row compared to the previous week.
After three weeks of decreasing cases, 28,872 new cases new of COVID-19 were reported last week, an increase over the prior week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,593,811. The commonwealth fell to 20th in cases per 100,000 nationally, with Alaska, North Dakota, and Montana now in the top three.
After two weeks of decreases, Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate increased from 8.8% to 9.3%. One county has a rate less than 5% (compared to 2 last week), 20 counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (compared to 22 last week), 38 counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (compared to 39 last week); eight counties have a rate of at least 20% but less than 30% (compared to four last week). Click here for more county-specific information.