Posted by on February 15, 2021 6:24 pm

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schuylkill county percent positive rate covid infections february 11

Schuylkill County’s percent-positivity rate for COVID-19 infections continues an encouraging trend.

According to information released Monday by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, the percent positive rate for COVID infections in Schuylkill County is now 11.6%. That’s down from 13.7% reported last week. This latest data covers a time period from Feb. 5-11.

The 11.6% positive rate in Schuylkill County is 7th highest in the state:

  • 19.1% Perry
  • 13.8% Carbon
  • 12.2% Columbia
  • 11.9% Lehigh
  • 11.8% Pike, Potter
  • 11.6% Schuylkill, Lycoming, Monroe, York

There are currently 5 counties in Pennsylvania at or below 5%: Venango, Somerset, Washington, Cambria, and Cameron.

Health officials believe this metric tracks the community transmission rate of the virus. Based on this, the state labels counties as either a Low, Moderate, or Substantial risk.

Schuylkill County COVID Percent Positive Rate Drops to 11.6%

Further, there were 70 less confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Schuylkill County between Feb. 5-11 (207 cases) as compared to the previous 7 days, Jan. 29-Feb. 4 (277 cases). That’s the 9th largest drop in the volume of COVID cases statewide.

Across Pennsylvania, the COVID percent positive rate is at 8%, down from 8.6% over the previous week. And there were nearly 1,200 less cases of COVID confirmed in the past week as compared to the previous 7 days.

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One response to Schuylkill County’s COVID Percent Positive Rate Drops to 11.6%

  1. PTFloridians February 16th, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Meanwhile, in Florida…down to 6%…

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