New coronavirus cases jumped in Pennsylvania in the week ending Sunday, rising 28.2% as 27,317 cases were reported. The previous week had 21,316 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Pennsylvania ranked number 23 among the states where coronavirus spread most rapidly on a per-person basis, according to a U.S. TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the US increased by 31.8% from the week before, with 796,108 cases reported. With 3.85% of the country’s population, Pennsylvania had 3.43% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 42 states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Lawrence County reported 104 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 79 cases and two deaths. During the entire pandemic, it reported 19,213 cases and 418 deaths.
Beaver County reported 218 cases and two deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 219 cases and two deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 40,962 cases and 747 deaths.
Within Pennsylvania, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Bradford County with 501 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Lackawanna County with 351; and Wyoming County with 321. 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 3,521 cases; Philadelphia County, with 2,559 cases; and Montgomery County, with 2,337. The number of weekly cases increased in 61 counties compared to the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Allegheny, Montgomery and Delaware counties.
Pennsylvania ranked 13th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 84.9% of the population at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.7%, 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 Wednesday, Pennsylvania reported having administered an additional 126,842 vaccine doses, including 22,201 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 319,300 vaccine doses, including 22,696 first doses. In total, Pennsylvania reported that it has administered 23,045,182 total doses.
Across Pennsylvania, cases dropped in six counties, with the best drop in Indiana County, with 117 cases from 127 a week earlier; in Forest County, with 5 Cases out of 10; and in Juniata County, with 14 cases out of 16.
In Pennsylvania, 84 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 81 people were reported dead.
A total of 2,877,660 people in Pennsylvania have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 44,898 people have died from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, 83,281,329 people tested positive, and 1,002,173 people died.
Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 hospital admissions are rising
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, May 22nd.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 4,102
- The week before: 3,822
- Four weeks ago: 3,058
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 53,333
- The week before: 49,215
- Four weeks ago: 39,443
Hospitals in 31 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 29 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in 37 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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