The Lehigh Valley added 8,968 coronavirus cases to its total over the last seven days, but that is a drop of almost 50% over the previous week as the omicron wave appears to be waning. There were 157,856 cases added statewide. Hospitalizations are also showing their first decline in the winter surge.
While Pennsylvania added almost 195,000 additional coronavirus infections this week, the growth rate is the lowest it's been in three weeks. COVID hospitalizations continue to set daily records, but ICU occupancy and ventilator use have yet to top their 2020 peaks.
More than 7,000 people were hospitalized with COVID in Pennsylvania Tuesday for the first time ever. Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe counties have the top three infection rates of the state's 67 counties. Local hospitalizations are holding steady.
Pennsylvania breaks another daily case record, adding 28,018 infections overnight. Hospitalizations at 97% of all-time record, while childhood hospitalizations have more than tripled over the last month.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania hasn't been this high since last January, the worst of the state's pandemic. There were 5,976 hospitalized with 1,034 in ICUs and 621 on ventilators. The state added another 24,850 cases Tuesday, including a three-day report from Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania added more coronavirus cases in the first week of 2022 than in the first seven months of the pandemic, Friday's record-setting 32,053 additional cases brought the weekly total to 170,475. There were 817 deaths reported this week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest numbers related to the coronavirus pandemic in the state. This is the first time since Dec. 19-20, 2021 the state has reported under 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 for two consecutive days. Numbers as of Monday, Jan. 24 follow: Total Change New [
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Thursday marks the 8th consecutive day of new records for hospitalized COVID patients, but fewer of them need intensive care or ventilators. Lehigh and Northampton counties remain in the top spots for infection rates among Pennsylvania's 67 counties.
A record 6,446 people were in Pennsylvania's hospitals with COVID Thursday, with 1, 057 in intensive care units, and 641 on ventilators. The state added 27,364 to it case total, off Wednesday's record high, but Lehigh and Northampton counties took the top two spots for infection rates, when adjusted for population.
President Joe Biden's administration will announce later Thursday a plan to deploy military medics to six states to help hospitals deal with a surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the highly transmissible omicron variant, according to media reports.
The winter surge continues its rapid decline in the Lehigh Valley as rates drop 72.2% in less than two weeks. The statewide case rate dropped 46.5% in the same period. Fewer than 1,000 COVID patients are in the state's ICU beds for the first time since Jan. 1.