Two New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Venango County, Three Additional Deaths Reported in Forest County

| January 26, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Venango County reported five new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths as of 12:00 a.m. on January 26.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 3,019, and the death toll has reached 74.

Neighboring Forest County reported three additional deaths, bringing the county’s death toll to 15. No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Forest County on January 26, leaving the county’s total cases at 1,248.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., January 26, there were 4,628 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 812,495.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

01/26/21 – 4,628
01/25/21 – 3,976
01/24/21 – 3,934
01/23/21 – 5,785
01/22/21 – 5,338
01/21/21 – 5,664
01/20/21 – 5,984


County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 4481 40 4521 104 (2 new)
Butler 12327 72 12399 312 (1 new)
Clarion 2413 8 2421 71 (2 new)
Clearfield 5371 24 5395 90 (2 new)
Crawford 5760 27 5787 123 (2 new)
Elk 2064 3 2067 32 (1 new)
Forest 1248 0 1248 15 (3 new)
Indiana 4681 10 4691 146 (1 new)
Jefferson 2427 17 2444 71 (1 new)
McKean 2568 44 2612 55 (1 new)
Mercer 7294 30 7324 215 (2 new)
Venango 3014 5 3019 74 (2 new)
Warren 1952 7 1959 82 (1 new)


There are 3,887 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 770 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 4,100 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 15 – January 21 stood at 10.5%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 25, there were 219 new deaths reported for a total of 20,883 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 83,973 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 637 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 3,579,851 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 61,888 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,663 cases among employees, for a total of 73,551 at 1,530 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 10,266 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 22,349 of the total cases are among health care workers.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21.

Through Jan. 25:

  • 737,817 doses of the vaccine have been administered. Please note that this does include vaccine administration through the CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership.
    • There are 473,449 people that have received one dose (partially covered).
    • There are 132,184 people that have received two doses (fully covered).
      • The math results in 737,817 doses administered.

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received vaccine can be found here.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
  • If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. The free app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa”.

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