COVID-19 hospital admissions in Lancaster County have mostly remained in single digits over the past two weeks, while the number of new infections has increased modestly, according to state data.
The State Department of Health on Tuesday reported nine patients admitted with COVID-19 to the county. That number has remained at 10 or lower since April 2nd.
No one in Lancaster County has died of COVID-19 in the past week, according to county forensic data, leaving the total number of deaths since March 2020 at 1,654.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases rose to just under 36 cases a day on Monday, up 35% from a week earlier but still significantly lower than the January wave of new infections attributed to omicron variant of coronavirus.
BA.2, a sub-variant of omicron, accounted for 74.4% of new COVID-19 cases in the United States from April 10 to 16, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BA.2.12.1, another highly contagious subvariant, accounted for 19% of new cases.