None of Pennsylvania’s counties have substantial transmission of COVID-19, the Wolf Administration said Tuesday.
Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam released a weekly status update Tuesday showing an increase of 1,370 new cases over the past seven days which is 858 fewer than the seven days before that.
Officials say the statewide percent positivity was 1.4 percent Tuesday.
“Today we are not reporting any counties in the substantial level of transmission which is great indicator of our fight against COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “We need to remain resilient in the fight against COVID-19 starting with getting vaccinated and making our communities a safer place.”
Health officials said there are now 64 counties with a positivity rate lower than 5 percent and none with a positivity rate higher than 20 percent.
“As we continue to fight COVID-19, testing, case investigations and contact tracing continue to play a critical effort in our response,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said. “Please remember to get tested if you experience COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed and answer the phone when a public health professional is calling.”
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there are three levels of transmission: low, moderate and substantial.