Venango County Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases

| April 21, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Venango County reported 13 new COVID-19 cases as of April 21.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 3,678, and the death toll remains at 91.

Neighboring Forest County reported no new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths, leaving the county’s total number of cases at 1,401 and the death toll at 21.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 21, there were 4,602 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,118,470.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

04/21/21 – 4,602
04/20/21 – 4,577
04/19/21 – 1,914
04/18/21 – 3,761
04/17/21 – 5,114
04/16/21 – 5,650
04/15/21 – 5,060

LOCAL REGION

County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 5544 23 5567 123
Butler 16338 49 16387 401 (1 new)
Clarion 2974 19 2993 90 (1 new)
Clearfield 7895 37 7932 134 (1 new)
Crawford 6900 20 6920 147 (1 new)
Elk 2749 8 2757 38
Forest 1401 0 1401 21
Indiana 5760 23 5783 165
Jefferson 3164 8 3172 94
McKean 3370 7 3377 67
Mercer 8942 36 8978 253
Venango 3665 13 3678 91
Warren 2446 6 2452 101 (1 new)

 

There are 2,833 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 576 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 is about 3,500 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. The current 14-day average continues to increase, but it is still below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 9 – April 15 stood at 9.6%.

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

As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, there were 60 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,827 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

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. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine was first allocated to Pennsylvania the week of March 1, but shipments to Pennsylvania providers are currently paused out of an abundance of caution. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.

Vaccine highlights

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, April 21, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 43.9% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 11th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, April 21, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 7,409,970 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, April 21.
  • 2,886,162 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 100,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,907,425 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 4,793,587 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 7,752,500 doses will have been allocated through April 24:
    • 304,120 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 268,010 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 7,409,970 doses total through April 21:
    • First/single doses: 4,793,587 administered
    • Second doses: 2,616,383 administered

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

There are 147,129 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 4,312,611 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,293 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,652 cases among employees, for a total of 84,945 at 1,587 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,054 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.

Approximately 27,327 of the total cases are among health care workers.

While vaccine supply from the federal government remains limited, the Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient. To keep Pennsylvanians informed about vaccination efforts:

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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