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Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Nov. 23


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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, 73.7% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older fully vaccinated

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, there were 5,186 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total cases to 1,696,959.

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, there were 72 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 33,003 deaths attributed to COVID-19. There are 3,174 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 751 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 Monday, Nov. 22, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered. According to the CDC, as of Monday, Nov. 22, 73.7% 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 15,070,162 total vaccine doses, including 1,379,039 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots). 130,449 total pediatric vaccines doses (ages 5-11) have been administered.

6,582,165 people are fully vaccinated; with 50,414 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 49,900 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 23

  • Bucks County: 77,767 cases and 1,468 deaths
  • Chester County: 54,377 cases and 902 deaths
  • Delaware County: 65,302 cases and 1,523 deaths
  • Lehigh County: 51,670 cases and 958 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 90,959 cases and 1,891 deaths
  • Northampton County: 47,586 cases and 809 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 189,142 cases and 4,082 deaths

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