COVID-19 Cases on the Rise in Venango County

| August 3, 2021

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in the area.

According to information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of cases from July 25 through July 31 in Venango County is up 66.67 percent, and new hospital admissions have tripled.

While the number of people tested has decreased by just over 22 percent, the percent positivity rate has increased by 2.55 percent.

With an estimated population of 50,668, CDC statistics show that just 35.1 percent of Venango County’s population, approximately 17,762 people, are fully vaccinated, with another 2.3 percent, approximately 1,177 people, with at least one dose of the vaccine.

The rise in cases began around July 25, but may have peaked over the recent weekend.

Venango County was briefly moved from the “moderate” transmission zone to the “substantial” one, but is back in the “moderate” zone again as of Tuesday morning.

In the surrounding area, Warren, Clarion, and Butler counties are currently in the “substantial” transmission zone, while Crawford County is currently in the “high” transmission zone.

In areas of substantial or high transmission, the CDC recommends community leaders encourage vaccination and universal masking in indoor public spaces in addition to other layered prevention strategies, including social distancing, to prevent further spread.

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