Pennsylvania COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update for May 28 – June 3

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Governor Tom Wolf and Appearing Secretary of Well being Alison Beam launched a weekly standing replace detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based mostly on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System dashboard, highlighting a seven-day case enhance of 2,899, a statewide % positivity of two.9% and one county with substantial transmission standing.

“Lowered case counts and elevated vaccinations on daily basis proceed to be encouraging information throughout the commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf mentioned. “Pennsylvanians stay resilient placing their greatest foot ahead to battle COVID-19.”

As of Thursday, June 3, the state has seen a seven-day case enhance of 2,899 circumstances; the earlier seven-day enhance was 5,007 circumstances, indicating 2,108 fewer new circumstances throughout the state over the previous week in comparison with the earlier week.

The statewide percent-positivity decreased to 2.9 % from 3.8 % when in comparison with final week. There at the moment are 55 counties which have a positivity price decrease than 5 %. There are not any counties reporting over 20 % positivity price.

“As we proceed to battle COVID-19, testing, case investigations and phone tracing proceed to play a vital effort in our response,” Appearing Secretary of Well being Alison Beam mentioned. “Please bear in mind to get examined when you expertise COVID-19 signs or have been uncovered and reply the telephone when a public well being skilled is looking.”

Neighborhood Transmission 

There are three ranges of transmission: low, average and substantial.  

For the week ending June 4, there have been 13 counties within the low stage of transmission, 53 counties within the average stage of transmission, and one county have been within the substantial stage of neighborhood transmission.

  • Low – Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Fulton, Jefferson, Juniata, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Warren
  • Average – Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
  • Substantial – McKean

Circumstances Amongst 5-18-Yr-Olds 

The Division of Well being gives weekly information on the variety of statewide circumstances of COVID-19 amongst 5 to 18-year-olds.  

All through the pandemic, there have been 133,186 complete circumstances of COVID-19 amongst 5 to 18-year-olds. Of that complete, 756 occurred between Could 28 – June 3.

Circumstances by demographic group is accessible on the DOH web site.

Enterprise Visits 

The Division of Well being gives weekly information on the variety of people who responded to case investigators that they hung out at enterprise institutions (eating places, bars, fitness center/health facilities, salon/barbershops) and at mass gatherings 14 days previous to the onset of COVID-19 signs. 

The division continues to prioritize case investigations to stop outbreaks. Along with the necessity for individuals to reply the decision from a case investigator, Pennsylvanians ought to proceed to take steps to stop the unfold of COVID-19.

Of the 5,739 circumstances reported Could 28 – June 3 and excluding Philadelphia County residents and those that answered the digital case investigation, 21.5 % (1,232) of respondents supplied a solution to the query as to whether or not they hung out at a enterprise institution.

Of the 5,739 circumstances, 21.5 % (1,233) answered the query as to whether or not they attended a mass gathering or different massive occasion. Of the 21.5 % of circumstances, 15.3 % (189) answered sure to whether or not they attended a mass gathering or different massive occasion 14 days previous to onset of signs.

In comparison with information reported on June 1, this week’s information noticed a rise for individuals who reported going to the bar (13 % vs. 11 % final week) and people going to the fitness center (14 % vs. 9 % final week). The information noticed a lower for individuals who reported going to a restaurant (40 % vs. 50 % final week) and people going to a salon/barbershop (4 % vs. 5 % final week). The variety of those that reported going to another enterprise remained the identical (32 % vs. 32 % final week).

The variety of these attended a mass gathering or different massive occasion elevated from 15.3 to fifteen.4 % in comparison with final week.

Along with the normal case investigation, the Division of Well being launched the Join & Shield Kind as a method to finish a digital case investigation. In the course of the week of Could 23 – Could 29, there have been 226 kinds accomplished and returned. Of the 97.8 %, or 221 individuals, who answered whether or not they hung out at any enterprise institution two days earlier than symptom onset or constructive assortment date if asymptomatic, 8 %, or 18 people, people answered sure:

  • 22 % (4) of those that mentioned sure reported going to a restaurant;
  • 0 % (0) of those that mentioned sure reported going to another enterprise institution;
  • 11 % (2) of those that mentioned sure reported going to a bar;
  • 6 % (1) of those that mentioned sure reported going to a fitness center/health middle; and
  • 6 % (1) of those that mentioned sure reported going to a salon/barbershop.

The numbers above spotlight enterprise settings and mass gatherings as attainable websites for transmission. With lower than 10 % of these requested about what varieties of companies they visited or in the event that they attended a mass gathering responding to the query, the division is once more reminding Pennsylvanians that it’s important that they reply the telephone when case investigators name and to supply full and full info to those medical professionals or on the Join & Shield type the case investigator gives.

Gov. Wolf continues to prioritize the well being and security of all Pennsylvanians by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pennsylvanians ought to proceed to take actions to stop the unfold of COVID-19, no matter in what county they reside. COVID-19 has been proven to unfold simply within the air and contagious carriers might be asymptomatic. Pennsylvanians are inspired to clean their palms, social distance, keep away from gatherings and obtain COVID Alert PA.

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