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Daily Coronavirus Briefing

Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Oct. 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 13.5 million vaccinations to date, 71.1% of Pennsylvanians Age 18 and older fully vaccinated

4,496 New Cases, 2,929 Patients Hospitalized and 668 Patients in Intensive Care Units 

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, there were 4,496 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,530,309. 

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, there were 88 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 30,903 deaths attributed to COVID-19. There are 2,929 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 668 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 stood at 9.7%.

There are 243,387 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

There are 5,654,885 individuals who have tested negative to date.

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children (between 5-18 years old) is nearly six times greater this year than in 2020. In fact, between Oct. 13 and Oct. 19, 2020, there were a total of 1,052 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 5,877 cases in the same age group during the same week in 2021.

Federal data representing all 67 counties

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Oct. 21, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered. According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Oct. 21, 71.1% 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 13,511,900 total vaccine doses, including 430,083 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Friday, Oct. 22. 6,410,369 people are fully vaccinated; with 29,598 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 24,800 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 October 22

  • Bucks County: 72,496 cases and 1,416 deaths
  • Chester County: 50,251 cases and 871 deaths
  • Delaware County: 61,501 cases and 1,494 deaths
  • Lehigh County: 47,984 cases and 933 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 84,663 cases and 1,838 deaths
  • Northampton County: 44,049 cases and 786 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 180,602 cases and 3,993 deaths

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