Bucks County reported 207 additional cases of COVID-19 this week

Some parts of the country are starting to see spikes in COVID-19 thanks to the BA.2 variant, but Pennsylvania continues to see a drop in new cases.

Statewide, significantly fewer coronavirus cases were reported in the week ending Sunday, with 3,778 new cases. That’s a 10.8% drop from the previous week’s tally of 4,234 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Pennsylvania ranked 33rd among the states with the fastest spread of the coronavirus per person, according to a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Over the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States are down 9.9% from the previous week, with 195,963 cases reported. With 3.85% of the nation’s population, Pennsylvania recorded 1.93% of the nation’s cases last week. Across the country, 22 states had more cases in the past week than the previous week.

Bucks County has reported 207 cases and six deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 218 cases and five deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 122,984 cases and 1,877 deaths.

Montgomery County has reported 425 cases and four deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 418 cases and four deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 152,146 cases and 2,304 deaths.

Across Pennsylvania, cases fell in 43 counties, with the best drops in Allegheny County, with 361 cases from 483 a week earlier; in Philadelphia County, with 498 of 562 cases; and in Berks County, with 67 of 114 cases.

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Pennsylvania ranked 13th among states in the proportion of people receiving at least one vaccine, with 84.1% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77%, according to a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data.

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In the week ending Sunday, Pennsylvania said it administered 46,967 additional vaccine doses, including 16,835 first doses. The previous week, the state administered 63,840 vaccine doses, including 20,542 first doses. In total, Pennsylvania said it administered 22,381,132 total doses.

In Pennsylvania, the worst weekly outbreaks per person occurred in Bradford County with 119 cases per 100,000 per week; Pike County with 82; and Susquehanna County with 79. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission are starting at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.

Philadelphia County, with 498 cases, added the most new cases overall; Montgomery County, with 425 cases; and Allegheny County, with 361. Weekly case counts increased in 19 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace occurred in Lehigh, Bradford and Somerset counties.

In Pennsylvania, 104 people were reported dead from COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. The previous week, 160 people had been killed.

A total of 2,782,827 people in Pennsylvania have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 44,313 people have died from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, 80,155,397 people have tested positive and 982,565 people have died.

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COVID-19 hospital admissions in Pennsylvania are increasing

USA TODAY analyzed data from federal hospitals as of Sunday, April 3.

Probable COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 2,730
  • The week before: 2,566
  • Four weeks ago: 3,409

Probable COVID patients admitted to the country:

  • Last week: 38,524
  • The previous week: 39,307
  • Four weeks ago: 56,710

Hospitals in 15 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 12 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds. Hospitals in 26 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week earlier, according to USA TODAY analysis of US Health and Human Services data.

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