Pennsylvania: COVID-19 Dashboard Update for May 7 – 13

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update for May 7 – May 13

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System?dashboard, highlighting a seven-day case increase of 9,522, a statewide percent positivity of 5.3% and 22 counties with substantial transmission status.

“For the first time in many, many weeks we see less than 10,000 new cases reported.  While this data is encouraging, we need to remember there are still thousands of cases being reported and we still need to take steps to protect ourselves and others – like getting vaccinated,” Gov. Wolf said.  “Getting vaccinated will add the best layer of protection against this virus and getting us all back to the things we missed throughout the pandemic.”

As of Thursday, May 13, the state has seen a seven-day case increase of 9,522 cases;  the previous seven-day increase was 14,400 cases, indicating 4,878 fewer new cases across the state over the past week compared to the previous week.

The statewide percent-positivity decreased to 5.3 percent from 6.6 percent when compared to last week. 

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