April 18, 2022
The “stealth” Omicron subvariant has become the dominant strain of COVID-19, but case counts and hospitalizations remain far below the Omicron surge this winter, federal statistics show.
In Pennsylvania and across the nation, public health leaders are carefully watching the latest data related to case counts, variants, hospitalizations, and other key metrics to track the next steps in the pandemic.
Here are five things to know about the state of the virus in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
Officials note that case counts have some degree of uncertainty due to the availability of at-home tests, as some positive cases may go unreported to public health agencies.
HAP continues to advocate everyone across the commonwealth stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, including second booster doses for those who qualify. Staying up to date on your vaccination ensures you have the full protection that vaccines provide.
Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as access to free COVID-19 at-home tests and masks, is available online.
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