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COVID-19 cases slowing in PA


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 17, there were 872 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 1,111 new cases reported Sunday, May 16, for a two-day total of 1,983 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,187,115.

There are 1,499 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 330 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is coming down, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of May 7 – May 13 stood at 5.3%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 15, there were 67 new deaths and as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 16, there were 17 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 26,833 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.