COVID in Pa. Weekly Update, February 23: Vaccines up, cases down

(WHTM) – Pennsylvania reported 10,266 new cases of COVID-19 from Wednesday, February 15 to Tuesday, February 21, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services checked at 8:45 a.m. on February 23, 2023. 19 reported.

The daily case breakdown for the last seven days according to DOH data is as follows:

  • February 15 – 1,832
  • February 16 – 1,758
  • February 17 – 1,933
  • February 18 – 863
  • February 19 – 744
  • February 20 – 1,654
  • February 21 – 1,482

The total number of new cases reported over the past week is down about 7.02% from the number of cases reported the previous week, when 11,041 new cases were reported between Feb. February).

The statewide percent positivity for the week of February 15-21 was 11.8%, according to the DOH. This is lower than the previous week’s positivity rate of 12.2% (February 8-14). Three Midstate counties had an above-average positivity rate last week and seven had positive or below-average percent positivity.

There are currently 1,135 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19, with 129 adult coronavirus patients in the ICU, according to DOH data. Hospital admissions have fallen by 17 people since last week and the number of adult COVID-19 patients in intensive care has increased by 19 patients since abc27’s previous COVID-19 update of February 16.

According to the DOH, the total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania is 50,168, which is 113 more than the number of cumulative deaths reported as of Feb. 16.

According to the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels Tool, which updates Thursday, all Midstate counties were at a low community level.



FEB. 8-14

district positivity rate
Cumberland 14.8%
dauphin 14.4%
perry 13.4%
Lancaster 11.4%
York 10.2%
Lebanon 10.0%
Mifflin 10.0%
Franklin 9.4%
adams 8.7%
Juniata 5.6%
National average: 18.8 | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

According to the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard as of February 23, 66.2% of Pennsylvanians across all ages are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 75.4% have received at least one dose of vaccine. Also according to the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, 15.6% of Pennsylvanians of all ages have received a bivalent COVID-19 booster dose.

According to the CDC COVID Data Tracker, 82.7% of Pennsylvanians ages 18 and older have fully completed their first vaccination course, data reviewed Feb. 23 shows.

A total of 25,560,094 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Pennsylvanians as of Feb. 23, according to the DOH. COVID in Pa. Weekly Update, February 23: Vaccines up, cases down

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