9 Midstate counties have above-average positivity rate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – According to verified data as of 1 p.m. July 6, 2022, there were 14,544 additional cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania from Wednesday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 5, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The daily distribution of cases for the past seven days is as follows:

  • June 29 — 3,193
  • June 30 — 2,763
  • July 1 — 2,235
  • July 2 — 1,692
  • July 3 — 1,277
  • July 4 — 1,339
  • July 5 — 2,045

The total number of new cases last week is down about 7% from the number reported the previous week, when there were 15,700 new cases reported between June 22 and June 28 (according to data from the June 30 DOH).

The statewide positivity percentage for the week of June 29 through July 5 was 14%. This is higher than the previous week’s (June 23-29) positivity percentage of 12.8%. Nine Midstate counties had an above-average positivity rate last week, and one had a below-average positivity percentage.

There are currently 1,054 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, with 99 adult coronavirus patients in the intensive care unit. Hospitalizations have increased by about 1% and the number of adult patients with COVID-19 in intensive care has increased by about 6% since the previous abc27 COVID-19 update of June 30.

The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania is 45,821, 55 more than the number of cumulative deaths reported as of June 30.

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According to the CDC Map of COVID-19 Community Levels, which was last updated on June 30, there is one county in Pennsylvania with a high COVID-19 community level, there are 16 counties with a medium level, and the rest are at a community level COVID-19 low. In the Midstate, all counties have a low COVID-19 community level.



June 29 – July 5

County Positivity rate
cumberland 20.8%
Pear 20.5%
Dolphin 18.2%
Juniata 16.5%
franklin 15.9%
york 15.7%
Lancaster 15.5%
Lebanon 15.5%
Mifflin 14.1%
Adam 13.3%
National average: 14.0% | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

As of July 6, 66.3% of Pennsylvanians of all age groups are fully immunized against COVID-19 and 76.9% have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. (These data exclude Philadelphia County, which is a separate vaccine jurisdiction.)

According to CDC COVID Data Tracker79.2% of Pennsylvanians ages 18 and older are fully immunized according to data verified July 6.

A total of 22,462,023 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Pennsylvanians as of July 6.

Note: The number of new COVID-19 cases per day reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health may fluctuate after this article is published as the department receives additional data. That of the department COVID-19 Dashboard is updated on Wednesdays, according to the website.

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