1,416 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week, a 12% increase over the prior week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,213,019. The commonwealth has dropped to the 46th highest growth in cases per 100,000, with Arkansas, Missouri, and Utah now making up the top three.
For the 11th week in a row, the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations has decreased from 350 to 293, a 16% decrease. Fifty-three of these patients are in an ICU, down from 66 the prior week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide decreased from 54 to 44.
Deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania decreased for the sixth week in a row. 53 deaths were reported this week, 37% less than in the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 27,707.
Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate has decreased for the 11th week in a row, from 1.2% to 1.1% and is below 5% for the seventh week in a row. Sixty-six counties now have rates of less than 5% (up from 65 last week), and one county has a rate of 5% to less than 10% (down from two last week). Click here for more county-specific information.