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COVID-19 Data for Pennsylvania

Page last updated: 12:00 p.m. on 9/21/2021

​Total Cases*
1,387,872
​Negatives**
5,353,274
Recovered***
91%
Total PCR Tests
16,852,816
Total cases, negatives, and recovered represent unique individuals. Total PCR Tests can include numerous tests for the same individual. 
* Total case counts include confirmed and probable cases. 
** Negative case data only includes negative PCR tests. Negative case data does not include negative antibody tests.
*** Individuals who have recovered is determined using a calculation, similar to what is being done by several other states. If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered.  




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​About Our Data

The administration’s decisions surrounding the managing of the COVID-19 pandemic are data-driven, literature-based and follow established public health practices. The department uses statewide and national data as well as peer-reviewed literature, and guidance from the CDC and White House when making public health decisions. Decisions are based on science and facts. 

​COVID-19 Dashboard

The COVID-19 Dashboard, which is updated each day at noon, discloses the number of confirmed and probable cases, negative test results, deaths, ZIP-code level data, hospital preparedness, and case and death demographics. This information is also available for download. 

Note: The COVID-19 Data Dashboard does not load properly in Internet Explorer. It is recommended to use Chrome, Edge or Firefox to view the dashboard.

Having trouble viewing the dashboard? View the full screen version.

​Vaccine Dashboard

Effective 7/9/2021, the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard is updated to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated in each county outside of Philadelphia, along with demographics of those receiving vaccine. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.

Note: Pennsylvania residents who receive a COVID-19 vaccination from a clinic located in Philadelphia county, or received a vaccination from a federal facility (such as a Veteran Health Administration hospital or a federal prison), or who received a vaccination in another state are not included in this dashboard due to separate reporting requirements.

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Updated Case and Death Information

Case Counts for Children 0-18

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Department of Health provides weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 capturing preschool and daycare age children and 5-18 capturing kindergarten through high school age children. Case counts are updated on Thursdays for the previous week and cumulative since August 16, 2021 by county of residence. Exposures may have occurred in a variety of settings including the community, household/family, or the school setting. The case counts presented are total case counts in these age groups and are not necessarily cases exposed in school, preschool or day care settings. The location of exposure cannot be determined for the vast majority of cases. Source: Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) as of 9:00 PM on 9/15/2021.

County Case Counts to Date

Each day the Department of Health provides updated case, testing, and death information. Archived information dating back to the beginning of the pandemic is also available. Case counts are displayed by the date that the cases were first reported to the PA-NEDSS surveillance system. Case counts by date of report can vary significantly from day to day for a variety of reasons. In addition to changes due to actual changes in disease incidence, trends are strongly influenced by testing patterns (who gets tested and why), testing availability, lab analysis backlogs, lab reporting delays, new labs joining our electronic laboratory reporting system, mass screenings, etc. Trends need to be sustained for seven to 14 days before any conclusions can be made regarding the progress of the pandemic. Source: Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) as of 9:00 PM on 9/20/2021.

Death Data

This information has been extracted from death records registered with the Department’s Vital Records Program as of 11:59 pm on 9/20/2021.

Post-Vaccination Data

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Long-Term Care Facility Data

Long-term care facility by county is updated each day at noon and long-term care facilities by facility updated each Tuesday. Use this data to see COVID-19 cases associated with long-term care facilities, to date.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Data

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. We do not yet know what causes MIS-C. Many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19.

Confirmed
Cases
140

Source: Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) as of 9:00 PM on 9/20/2021. 

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Epicurve by Region and Date of First Report

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OpenData

The Department of Health has made case, death, and hospitalization data available since the beginning of the pandemic through the commonwealth’s OpenData platform. 
The commonwealth’s OpenData platform also shows how the commonwealth’s public-facing services are providing relief and support to those in need at this time. Information included is data from the Department of Labor & Industry regarding unemployment compensation, data from the Department of Human Services on its Office of Income Maintenance Call Center, and data from the Department of Health on calls to the 1-877-PA-HEALTH line. 




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Carnegie Mellon Decision Tools

When reopening the state, Pennsylvania utilized Carnegie Mellon University's COVID-19 dashboard to make data-driven public health decisions. The dashboard provided a bigger picture on COVID-19 and provided information that kept Pennsylvanians safe. View archived reports by date below.

Early Warning Monitoring Updates By Date

The PA Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard is updated weekly on Mondays. This dashboard provides county and statewide breakdowns on the number of confirmed cases, incidence rates per 100,000, PCR testing occurrences, average daily hospitalizations, average daily ventilators, and total hospital visits — all data used when determining mitigation and reopening plans. View the numbers by date, weekly reports are no longer posted, up-to-date information is found in the dashboard.

Case Investigation, Contact Tracing, and Monitoring By Date

View archived reports on case investigation, contract tracing, and monitoring. These reports are no longer being developed.


External Resources

COVID Forecasting and Projections

The Department of Health relies upon multiple experts to forecast COVID-19 metrics, many of which are compiled by the CDC. Utilize the CDC's publicly available compilation of forecasting to find and monitor projected data for the weeks and months ahead. View the CDC's COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations for reported and forecasted new COVID-19 hospital admissions.

CHOP Policy LAB: Mapping COVID-19 In Your Community 

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania developed a resource to track and model COVID in the United States. According to CHOP, the team used data from a variety of publicly available sources, the researchers built their model to observe how social distancing, population density, and daily temperatures affect the number and spread of COVID-19 infections over time across a county, accounting for test positivity rates and population characteristics, such as age, insurance status and smoking prevalence.  

COVIDcast Real-Time COVID-19 Indicators

Carnegie Mellon University, along with partners, developed COVIDcast. It provides data, modeling, and tracking for the COVID pandemic.  

CDC Reports

View nationwide COVID-19 data in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Archived Data

Archived Case Data

View archived case data from the beginning of the pandemic.  

Archived County Dashboard

During the reopening process, the Department of Health maintained a county dashboard to help determine the reopening process. 

Press Releases

The administration shares daily press releases at noon, five days a week, with current data.