The highly contagious delta variant is spreading throughout pa A month ago, if you would have told me that there was going to be another Covid surge here in Pennsylvania, I would have politely smiled and agreed that there was always a slim possibility. Major emphasis on slim. Vaccination numbers were going up, new cases were …
Pa Update 11.18.20: Concerning Trends and School Closures Sigh. My kids’ school district just announced they plan to return to virtual this coming Monday, after several weeks of hybrid instruction. As disappointed as I am to hear that news, I get it. Based on the numbers in my area, it really is a smart decision. …
PA COVID-19 Update – 11.11.20 Another record-breaking day in PA. According to data released by the PA Department of Health, there were 4,357 new infections reported yesterday – the highest one day total since the beginning of the pandemic. The data suggests that these are not all just mild infections. Hospitalizations continue to rise. The number of …
Our Halloween plans may be somewhat different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun! In fact, one of my favorite Halloween traditions inherently combines no-contact, social distancing, and sometimes even masks: BOO-ing your neighbors and friends!!
The premise is simple: Deliver some Halloween treats to two friends by sneaking to their porch, ringing their doorbell, and running away!
Data Update: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Data Access Over the last several months, I’ve provided you with pertinent COVID-19 data broken down by zip code and county, so you can keep a close eye on the transmission levels in your local areas. Many of you monitor this information daily, particularly as our children return to in-person learning. As …
US and PA Coronavirus update: 7.10.20. US Reported 63,264 new cases yesterday, according to data compiled from Johns Hopkins University. PA Department of Health reported 875 new cases today
Please note, this is not PA’s official reopening map.
There has been a sharp decline of newly reported cases in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.
Bucks County now has the fewest reported new cases in the last 14 days per 100k residents in the Philly Metro Area;
The number of reported positive cases in Chester County has remained relatively flat.
Dauphin County, home to the PA Capital of Harrisburg, now rivals Philadelphia with the second highest number of confirmed cases per capita.
PA Official Reopening Map in effect 6/5 and Reopening Phase Guidance
Naturally, being the data nerd that I am, I want to follow the counties as they reopen. So I created my own reopening heatmap using the number of cases reported by the State of PA’s Health Department in the last 14 days, per 100k residents of the county. Please note, this is not PA’s official reopening map.
Of course, a heatmap only shows us a snapshot in time and doesn’t really give us much insight into how a county is trending. So to provide more context, I also created a few graphs similar to the ones featured on my PA COVID-19 Stats page for all counties in the state.
Reopening PA On April 22, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced a plan to slowly reopen Pennsylvania. The state will open in three phases: red, yellow, and green. Here is a synopsis of each of the phases: Source: “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania,” PA Governor’s website. Currently, all Pennsylvania counties are in the red phase. According to …