Pennsylvania COVID-19 UPDATE, February 10, 2022
As of February 8, Pennsylvania hospitals were caring for 3,341 people with COVID-19, including 558 in intensive care and 358 on breathing ventilators. Hospitals were caring for about 7,500 patients with COVID-19 a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, nearly 76% of Pennsylvanians 18 or older are vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Weekly COVID-19 trends in Pennsylvania are continuing to move in the right direction,” Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter said in a news release. “Continuing this trend requires a combination of simple prevention measures, personal responsibility and prompt action.”
Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 death toll stood at 41,781 as of Tuesday.
Pennsylvania continues to make critical strides in getting eligible residents vaccinated by working closely with vaccine providers, grassroots organizations, and relevant stakeholders to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
This week, the Department of Health analyzed the following vaccine data within its 66-county vaccine jurisdiction; Philadelphia is a separate vaccine jurisdiction:
- 122,642 vaccine doses were administered in the past week, compared to the 164,247 vaccine doses the previous week:
- 50,215 booster doses administered in the past week.
- 16,067 pediatric doses administered in the past week.
- The total number of vaccines administered dropped by 27.3% compared to the previous week.
According to the CDC, as of Monday, Feb. 7, 75.9% of Pennsylvanians aged 18 and older are fully vaccinated. This percentage reflects all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.
Here is a statewide summary of COVID-19 trends over the past 7 days Monday, Jan. 31 –Sunday, Feb. 6:
- The daily average number of cases was 5,487, less than half of the daily average the previous week, continuing a downward trend established in mid-January.
- The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, Feb. 7 was 25.8 percent lower than on Jan. 31. The percent of available adult and pediatric ICU beds in the state rose to 20.1% and 17.1%, respectively.
- Approximately 17.3% of all staffed adult ICU beds are COVID-19 patients.
- 27.6% of all ventilators statewide are in use.
All of these hospital related numbers are decreased compared to the previous week
The Department of Health continues to provide the public with extensive and frequently updated data on both the COVID-19 dashboard and the vaccine dashboard. Both dashboards provide an interactive experience for the user to review statewide and local-level data updated daily.
The department also provides a dashboard showing COVID-19 data for skilled nursing homes including case counts, deaths and vaccination status for residents and staff.