Pennsylvania reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 19,343 new cases. This is a decrease of 21.9% compared to the previous week’s figures of 24,766 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Pennsylvania ranked number 43 among the states where coronavirus spread fastest per capita. person, shows a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States fell by 42% compared to the week before, with 722,053 reported cases. With 3.85% of the country’s population, Pennsylvania had 2.68% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, three states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Franklin County reported 228 cases and seven deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 432 cases and 13 deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 39,827 cases and 655 deaths.
Across Pennsylvania, cases dropped in 59 counties, with the best drop in Philadelphia County, with 1,376 cases from 2,496 a week earlier; in Allegheny County, with 2,055 cases from 2,419; and in York County, with 690 cases from 982.
Pennsylvania ranked 13th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 83% of the population at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 76.1%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In the week ending Saturday, Pennsylvania reported having administered an additional 105,820 vaccine doses, including 28,398 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 230,544 vaccine doses, including 76,198 first doses. In total, Pennsylvania reported that it has administered 21,965,985 total doses.
Within Pennsylvania, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Fulton County with 406 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Greene County with 331; and Fayette County with 331. Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Allegheny County, with 2,055 cases; Philadelphia County, with 1,376 cases; and Montgomery County, with 1,213. The number of weekly cases increased in eight counties compared to the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties.
In Pennsylvania, 586 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 665 people were reported dead.
A total of 2,744,145 people in Pennsylvania have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 42,789 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 78,479,134 people tested positive and 935,335 people died.
Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 hospital admissions are falling
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, February 20th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 4,219
- The week before: 4,885
- Four weeks ago: 7,850
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 83,365
- The week before: 105,697
- Four weeks ago: 183,913
Hospitals in zero states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in one state had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in zero states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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