COVID NUMBERS RISING
The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,009,554, with 25,039 new cases reported this week, a 24% increase over last week and an increase for the third week in a row. Across the state, 54 counties saw their weekly case increase, while 13 counties saw decreases.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania has increased for the second week in a row, from 1,554 to 1,856, a 19% increase. 366 of these patients are in an ICU, up from 320 the prior week. The number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator statewide increased for the second week in a row, from 194 to 203.
The highest growth in cases and hospitalizations is occurring in the eastern third of the commonwealth. Nationwide, the highest growth in cases per 100,000 over the last seven days is in New York City, New Jersey, and Michigan, with five New England states, New York State, and Pennsylvania (#7) rounding out the top 10.
After eight straight weeks of decline, the total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania increased by 212 deaths reported this week, 5% more than in the previous week. Total deaths in Pennsylvania have reached 24,986 leading to a 97.53% survival rate.
Pennsylvania’s statewide percent-positivity rate has increased for the second week in a row, from 6.5% to 7.6%. 17 counties now have rates of less than 5% (down from 21 last week), 34 counties have rates of 5% to less than 10% (down from 41 last week), and the remaining 16 counties have rates of 10% to less than 20% (up from five last week). Click here for more county-specific information.
Visit the Chester County Coronavirus COVID-19 webpage for guidance and resources on testing, vaccine roll-out and other important information.