McKean County is the only one in Pennsylvania to be listed in the category of substantial community spread of COVID-19.
In the weekly status report issued by Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam, Cameron, Elk and Potter counties had all achieved low community spread.
McKean County had a positivity rate of 15.9%; one week earlier, the rate was 8.7%. It is now the highest in the state, and the only rate in double digits.
The state Department of Health indicated there were five additional positive cases of COVID-19 during the time period of May 28 to June 3, and an incidence rate of 71.4 per 100,000 residents.
The state positivity rate is 2.9%.
In Elk County, there were no additional cases during the recent time frame, a positivity rate of 2.1% and an an incidence rate of 10 per 100,000 residents.
In Potter County, there were three additional cases of COVID-19 during the recent time frame, a positivity rate of 6.4% and an incidence rate of 42.4 per 100,000 cases.
In Cameron County, there were two fewer cases of COVID-19 in the most recent time frame for a zero percent positivity.
“Lowered case counts and increased vaccinations every day continue to be encouraging news across the commonwealth,” Wolf said. “Pennsylvanians remain resilient putting their best foot forward to fight COVID-19.”
As of Thursday, the state has seen a seven-day case increase of 2,899 cases; the previous seven-day increase was 5,007 cases, indicating 2,108 fewer new cases across the state over the past week compared to the previous week.
The statewide percent-positivity decreased to 2.9 percent from 3.8 percent when compared to last week. There are now 55 counties that have a positivity rate lower than 5 percent. There are no counties reporting over 20 percent positivity rate.
“As we continue to fight COVID-19, testing, case investigations and contact tracing continue to play a critical effort in our response,” 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.”