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.
POSITIVITY RATES FOR COVID-19 MEDIUM STATES
LAST 7 DAYS
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.
https://www.abc27.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-pennsylvania/covid-in-pa-weekly-update-feb-23-vaccinations-up-cases-down/ COVID in Pa. Weekly Update, February 23: Vaccines up, cases down