Pennsylvania sees highest daily COVID-19 cases in two months as Delta variant spreads

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania has seen its highest number of COVID-19 cases since May as the Delta variant spreads, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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There were 986 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday bringing the total number of cases statewide to 1,221,657. The last time Pennsylvania saw this many cases was on May 27, when health officials reported 980 cases.

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There are 430 people hospitalized with 97 patients in the intensive care unit.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of July 16 – July 22 stood at 2.6%.

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County-specific information and a statewide map are available on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard.