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Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Nov. 22


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This guide with interactive tables, charts and maps illustrates the current status of COVID-19 in Bucks County. These data are updated daily.

See the numbers: Bucks County Coronavirus Summary >>

Department of Health: Over 15 million vaccinations to date, 73.6% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older fully vaccinated

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that between 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, there were 17,445 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total cases to 1,691,773.

Between 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, there were 106 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 32,931 deaths attributed to COVID-19. There are 3,097 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 734 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Department of Health is providing weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 capturing child care and early learning age children and 5-18 capturing kindergarten through high school age children. Case counts will be updated on Thursday afternoon for the previous week and cumulative since Aug. 16, 2021, by county of residence. The case counts presented are total case counts in these age groups and are not necessarily cases exposed in school, early learning or child care settings. The location of exposure cannot be determined but may have occurred in a variety of settings including the community, household/family, or the school setting.   

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 12 – Nov. 18 increased from 10.3% to 11.7 %.

There are 276,328 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

There are 5,863,946 individuals who have tested negative to date.

Federal data representing all 67 counties

According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Nov. 21, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered. According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Nov. 21, 73.6% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction

Vaccine providers have administered 15,019,748 total vaccine doses, including 1,349,480 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots). 125,886 total pediatric vaccines doses (ages 5-11) have been administered. 6,577,097 people are fully vaccinated; with 147,756 vaccinations administered since Friday and a seven-day moving average of more than 49,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rules and regulations, including health care, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public. Bucks County is in an area of substantial transmission. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

The CDC lists Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties as areas of high transmission.

Numbers by county as of November 22

  • Bucks County: 77,574 cases and 1,467 deaths
  • Chester County: 54,218 cases and 901 deaths
  • Delaware County: 65,145 cases and 1,522 deaths
  • Lehigh County: 51,454 cases and 957 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 90,742 cases and 1,890 deaths
  • Northampton County: 47,373 cases and 809 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 189,142 cases and 4,080 deaths

Data Dashboard: County-specific information and a statewide map >>