Pa. Now 4th Nationwide for COVID-19 Case Growth

The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,103,616 with 34,642 new cases reported this week, a 15% increase over last week and an increase for the sixth week in a row. Across the state, 39 counties saw their weekly cases increase (compared to 42 last week), while 28 counties saw decreases (compared to 25 last week). Nationwide, weekly case counts continue to increase. Pennsylvania now has the fourth highest growth in cases per 100,000, with Michigan, Rhode Island, and New Jersey making up the top three. 

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania has increased for the fifth week in a row, from 2,460 to 2,653, a 7.8% increase. 555 of these patients are in an ICU, up from 516 the prior week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide increased for the fifth week in a row from 254 to 275.  

Total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania increased for the second week in a row. 259 deaths were reported this week, 21% more than in the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 25,661.  

Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate has increased slightly for the fifth week in a row, from 9.5% to 9.6%. Four counties now have rates less than 5% (down from seven last week), 38 counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (up from 32 last week), 24 counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (down from 26 last week), and the remaining county has rates of 20% but less than 30% (down from two last week). Click herefor more county-specific information.

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