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.