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Even Though “No One Follows the Rules” Schuylkill COVID Positive Rate Drops to 7.9%

covid percent positive schuylkill county

covid percent positive schuylkill county

Despite the fact that some of your friends may insist “no one wears a mask” or wonders why “people can’t just follow the rules” of the COVID restrictions in Schuylkill County, the COVID percent positive rate locally dropped once again, now down to 7.9%.

That rate is above the state average of 6.3% but continues a downward trend in that measurement for Schuylkill County. The state points to this statistic most often in determining the “community spread” risk of the virus.

Percent positive is simply the measure of the number of COVID tests completed in a time period that come back with a positive result.

Schuylkill County is one of 37 in Pennsylvania now in the “Moderate” risk factor for community spread. Cameron, Forest, Fulton and Sullivan counties have achieved a “Low” risk factor in percent positivity. All the other counties in Pennsylvania remain at a “Substantial” risk, according to information from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health.

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Schuylkill County Percent Positive Rate Now at 7.9%

Over the last 7 days tracked (Feb. 19-25) by Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard, Schuylkill County saw 50 less confirmed cases of COVID-19 than the previous week (Feb. 12-18). There were 117 confirmed cases during the most recent 7-day period, compared to 167 in the week prior.

There have been an average of 0 hospitalized patients on ventilators locally. And the average daily number of people hospitalized with COVID complications dropped from about 36 to 25.

The 7.9% positive rate in Schuylkill County continues the downward trend in that number. Two weeks ago, this rate was 11.6%, down from 13.7% the week before that. Last week, it dropped to 9.2%.

There are 20 counties statewide with a percent positive rate less than 5%.

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2 Comments

  1. coalregion12

    March 3, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Just remember to have “approved by Gov. Wolf” food in front of you while you have a glass of wine or beer at your neighborhood restaurant. Also, abide by the 11 pm curfew!

    • PTFloridians

      March 3, 2021 at 9:53 pm

      Meanwhile, in Florida…5% and falling.
      Florida population is almost DOUBLE PA, and death count is almost equal.
      Thank Tricky Tom and Tricky Dick and the other Blue state cabals.

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