Weekly dashboard data show COVID cases increasing statewide

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(Harrisburg)—The weekly update from state officials show a slight increase in cases for the seven-day period ending July 30.  Confirmed cases increased 218 cases during the period, indicating the totals continue to rise throughout the state.

The good news was the statewide percent-positivity rate went down to 4.6% from 4.7% the previous week.  Counties with concerning percent-positivity rates according to state health officials include Lawrence (7.4%), Franklin (7.2%), Indiana (7.2%), Fayette (7.1%), Armstrong (7.0%), Beaver (6.5%), Delaware (6.5%), Allegheny (6.4%), Lancaster (5.8%) and Berks (5.6%).

The State Department of Health updated its travel recommendations, removing Wyoming from the list of states recommended for domestic travelers returning from  to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania.  Remaining on the list are 19 states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

State Health officials remind a significant number of recent cases have been linked to travel, and if people are going to travel, steps are needed to protect themselves and their community that include quarantining.

On Saturday, Pennsylvania added 888 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 112,936.  Fifteen new deaths were reported, taking the statewide total to 7,204.

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