COVID-19 in Pennsylvania: The latest data and charts

WITF’s news team will update this page regularly with the latest information about cases, hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations.




The Food and Drug Administration has authorized COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna for emergency use, with a single-dose shot from Johnson and Johnson likely to join that list soon. Pennsylvania began distributing the first vaccines in December 2020.

The commonwealth is currently in Phase 1A of the rollout. Learn more and find providers on the Department of Health’s website.



Your community

The chart below shows approximate risk levels based on the incidence rate in central Pennsylvania counties. This is the average number of new cases reported each day, per 100,000 residents, and is calculated as a seven-day average to smooth out any spikes or valleys in reported data. Learn more about these risk levels.

Five weeks are included to show how counties’ case counts are changing over time.



Overall trends

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported its first cases of COVID-19 on March 6, 2020. Cases in the commonwealth peaked in December 2020, with a record 12,884 new cases reported on Dec. 5. That winter surge of the virus has subsided, but daily cases remain about twice as high as those reported during the first wave of COVID-19 in April 2020.

Click the arrows below to see how the number of positive tests and deaths have changed over time.

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