Pennsylvania has reported more than 10,000 cases in three days, with a record-setting daily increase of 4,035 cases on Saturday, and another 6,311 since.
The statewide positivity rate stands at nearly 7%, a 1% increase from last week, according to Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.
This "concerning trend" shows that the rise in cases is not just due to increased testing, Levine noted.
"We are now seeing the highest case counts of the Covid-19 pandemic across Pennsylvania that we have seen since the beginning. This is a sobering look at our current reality, as Covid-19 continues to impact our state and our country," she added.
The state's Department of Health reported nine new virus-related deaths across Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total to 9,024 fatalities.
There are 1,735 Pennsylvania residents currently hospitalized, Levine continued. That's up from 1,267 hospitalizations reported last week, she said.
This is a call to action for everyone in Pennsylvania. Covid-19 is right here, and we are at a critical point," Levine said.