Pennsylvania reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 24,766 new cases. This is a decrease of 43% compared to the previous week’s figures of 43,449 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Pennsylvania ranked number 44 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 decreased by 41.5% compared to the week before, with 1,217,001 reported cases. With 3.85% of the country’s population, Pennsylvania had 2.04% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, no state had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Lawrence County reported 151 cases and nine deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 270 cases and four deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 18,580 cases and 390 deaths.
Beaver County reported 604 cases and seven deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 791 cases and 12 deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 39,172 cases and 692 deaths.
Across Pennsylvania, cases dropped in 67 counties, with the best drop in Allegheny County, with 2,419 cases from 4,133 a week earlier; in Montgomery County, with 1,056 cases from 2,194; and in Lancaster County, with 832 cases from 1,916.
Pennsylvania ranked 13th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 82.8% of the population at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 75.9%, 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 Sunday, Pennsylvania reported having administered an additional 249,488 vaccine doses, including 81,700 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 73,799 vaccine doses, including 24,655 first doses. In total, Pennsylvania reported that it has administered 21,879,109 total doses.
Within Pennsylvania, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Forest County with 483 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Mifflin County with 462; and Blair County with 423. Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transfer begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Philadelphia County, with 2,496 cases; Allegheny County, with 2,419 cases; and Montgomery County, with 1,056.
In Pennsylvania, 665 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 975 people were reported dead.
A total of 2,724,802 people in Pennsylvania have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 42,203 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 77,739,880 people tested positive and 919,696 people died.
Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 hospital admissions are falling
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, February 13th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 4,987
- The week before: 5.534
- Four weeks ago: 9,409
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 110,378
- The week before: 131,189
- Four weeks ago: 197,960
Hospitals in zero states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in three states 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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