Venango County Reports 11 New COVID-19 Cases; One Additional Case Reported in Forest County

| January 20, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Venango County reported 11 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:00 a.m. on January 20.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 2,944, and the death toll remains at 64.

Neighboring Forest County reported one new COVID-19 case as of 12:00 a.m. on January 20, bringing its total cases to 731. The county’s death toll remains at nine.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., January 20, there were 5,984 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 783,170.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

01/20/21 – 5,984
01/19/21 – 5,341
01/18/21 – 4,045
01/17/21 – 6,023
01/16/21 – 7,166
01/15/21 – 6,047
01/14/21 – 7,175


County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 4331 40 4371 91 (1 new)
Butler 11854 94 11948 297 (7 new)
Clarion 2353 18 2371 65 (3 new)
Clearfield 5168 46 5214 78 (2 new)
Crawford 5620 28 5648 115
Elk 1983 13 1996 29 (2 new)
Forest 730 1 731 9
Indiana 4554 26 4580 144 (1 new)
Jefferson 2312 19 2331 65 (2 new)
McKean 2314 18 2332 50 (1 new)
Mercer 7059 31 7090 203 (7 new)
Venango 2933 11 2944 64
Warren 1872 17 1889 75 (2 new)


There are 4,593 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 918 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 4,600 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 8 – January 14 stood at 12.7%.

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

As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, there were 401 new deaths reported for a total of 19,868 deaths attributed to COVID-19. Seventy-eight percent of the deaths occurred over the past 10 days, the remainder of deaths reported today occurred in late December and early January. 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 79,856 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 3,507,092 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 60,319 resident cases of COVID-19, and 11,267 cases among employees, for a total of 71,586 at 1,523 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 10,112 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 21,690 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. 19:

  • 516,746 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 354,728 people that have received one dose (partially covered).
    • There are 81,009 people that have received two doses (fully covered).
      • The math results in 516,746 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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