Coronavirus in Pa. weekly update: 9,979 average daily cases Dec. 20 to Dec. 26, 2021

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided a weekly COVID-19 update as of Monday, Dec. 27. The daily average number of cases from Monday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 26, was 9,979.

The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, Dec. 27 was 0.4 percent lower than on Dec. 20. The percent of available adult and pediatric ICU beds in the state rose to 18% and 17%, respectively.

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More information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania can be found on this Pennsylvania Department of Health website or on abc27.com. abc27 also continues to provide daily COVID-19 updates.

MIDSTATE COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATES

MOST RECENT 7 DAYS

December 17-23

CountyPositivity Rate
Franklin23.6%
Adams23.1%
York22.9%
Lebanon22.4%
Perry20.0%
Lancaster17.9%
Dauphin17.3%
Cumberland16.8%
Mifflin16.2%
Juniata15.9%
Statewide average: 15.3% | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

According to the CDC, as of Monday, Dec. 27, 73.9% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. This percentage reflects all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider near you to schedule your vaccine appointment.

This week, the Department of Health analyzed the following vaccine data within its 66-county vaccine jurisdiction (Philadelphia is a separate vaccine jurisdiction):

  • 279,989 vaccine doses were administered in the past week, including:
    • 146,007 booster doses administered in the past week
    • 23,348 pediatric doses administered in the past week
  • 31.1% decrease in vaccines administered from previous week, largely attributed to the Christmas holiday

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