Deaths up slightly, medium community level for 2 districts

(WHTM) – Pennsylvania reported 10,049 new cases of COVID from Wednesday, January 25 through Tuesday, January 31, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services data reviewed at 9:00 a.m. on February 2, 2023 -19 reported.

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

  • January 25 – 1,754
  • January 26 – 1,774
  • Jan 27 -1,475
  • January 28 – 950
  • January 29 – 852
  • January 30 – 1,762
  • January 31 – 1,482

The total number of new cases reported over the past week is down about 5.6% from the number reported the previous week, when 10,651 new cases were reported between Jan. 18-24 (as of Jan. 26, DOH data) .

The statewide percent positivity for the week of Jan. 25-31 was 12.5%, according to the DOH. This is lower than the previous week’s positivity rate of 12.8% (January 18-24). Three Midstate counties had an above-average positivity rate last week and seven had positive or below-average percent positivity.

According to DOH data, 1,214 people are currently hospitalized in the state with COVID-19, including 157 adult coronavirus patients in the ICU. Hospitalizations are down 44 people since last week and the number of adult COVID-19 patients in intensive care is down 5 patients since abc27’s previous COVID-19 update on January 26.

According to the DOH, the total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania is 49,397, which is 394 more than the number of cumulative deaths reported as of Feb. 2

According to the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels Tool, which updates Thursday, Juniata and Mifflin counties were at a Middle community level. All other Midstate counties were at a low community level.



Jan 25-31

district positivity rate
perry 21.1%
Cumberland 16.2%
Lancaster 13.7
dauphin 12.5%
Franklin 12.1%
Lebanon 11.4%
York 11.3%
adams 10.8%
Juniata 9.2%
Mifflin 8.9%
National average: 12.5% ​​| Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

According to the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard as of February 2, 66.1% of Pennsylvanians across all ages are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 75.3% have received at least one dose of vaccine. Also according to the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, 15.2% of Pennsylvanians of all ages have received a bivalent COVID-19 booster dose.

According to the CDC COVID Data Tracker, 82.6% of Pennsylvanians ages 18 and older have fully completed their first vaccination course, data reviewed Feb. 2 shows.

A total of 25,475,132 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Pennsylvanians as of Feb. 2, according to the DOH.

Note: The number of new COVID-19 cases per day reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services may fluctuate after this article is published as the Department receives additional cases