Harrisburg, PA - Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provides a summary of COVID-19 information for May 2022.
“COVID-19 trends can vary across communities that is why it is important to use the CDC’s community level tracker website to see the risk of COVID-19 by county and find recommendations to prevent spreading the virus,” Department of Health Acting Secretary and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson said. “We have access to the right tools to fight the spread of COVID-19 like wearing a mask and getting tested. Regardless of what community level, we know getting fully vaccinated and boosted offers the best protection against this virus.”
The following summary is provided to reflect the trends between May 1 to 31, 2022:
A total of 111,011 new COVID-19 cases were reported averaging 3,581 per day in May
The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 on June 1 was 1,329, two times as high as it was on May 1 at 651 individuals
There were 591 deaths attributed to COVID-19 identified in the Pennsylvania death registry averaging about 19 deaths per day reported in May
The Department of Health continues to provide extensive data on a weekly basis via the COVID-19 dashboard and the vaccine dashboard. All available dashboards provide an interactive experience for the user to review statewide and local-level data. The department also provides a dashboard showing COVID-19 data for skilled nursing homes including case counts, deaths and vaccination status for residents and staff. All dashboards and OpenData resources will be updated on a weekly basis on Wednesdays.
For more information on the Department of Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit here.
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