Venango County Reports 31 New COVID-19 Cases; Two New Cases Reported in Forest County

| October 26, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Venango County reported 31 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, October 26.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 6,300 while the death toll remained at 132.

Neighboring Forest County reported two new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, increasing the county’s total number to 1,583 and leaving the death toll at 24.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, there were 3,742 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,544,463.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

10/26/21 – 3,742
10/23/21 through 10/25/21 – 10,412
10/22/21 – 4,496
10/21/21 – 4,998
10/20/21 – 3,584

[LOCAL REGION]

County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 8677 31 8708 196
Butler 24791 65 24856 496 (1 new)
Clarion 4750 5 4755 122 (1 new)
Clearfield 11085 35 11120 194 (2 new)
Crawford 10792 38 10830 188 (1 new)
Elk 4069 31 4100 56
Forest 1581 2 1583 24
Indiana 8864 52 8916 224 (1 new)
Jefferson 4873 30 4903 118
McKean 5079 24 5103 89 (2 new)
Mercer 13510 54 13564 325 (3 new)
Venango 6269 31 6300 132
Warren 3938 37 3975 124 (1 new)

 

There are 2,786 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 683 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase again. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 stood at 9.2%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, there were 79 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 31,055 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Department of Health is providing weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 capturing child care and early learning age children and 5-18 capturing kindergarten through high school age children. Case counts will be updated on Thursday afternoon for the previous week and cumulative since Aug. 16, 2021, by county of residence. The case counts presented are total case counts in these age groups and are not necessarily cases exposed in school, early learning or child care settings. The location of exposure cannot be determined but may have occurred in a variety of settings including the community, household/family, or the school setting.

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children (between 5-18 years old) is nearly six times greater this year than in 2020. In fact, between Oct. 13 and Oct. 19, 2020, there were a total of 1,052 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 5,877 cases in the same age group during the same week in 2021.

The latest data is available in the “Updated Case and Death Information” section on the website.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Monday, Oct. 25, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Monday, Oct. 25, 71.4% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction:

  • Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated on Friday, July 9 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated in each county outside of Philadelphia, along with demographics of those receiving vaccine. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 13,640,792 total vaccine doses, including 504,841 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Tuesday, Oct. 26.
  • 6,430,440 people are fully vaccinated; with 42,823 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 24,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

There are 246,344 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

There are 5,683,738 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 79,077 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 17,185 cases among employees, for a total of 96,262 at 1,643 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,328 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 32,310 of total cases have been among health care workers.

The Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient to all Pennsylvanians:

  • All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.
  • Non-profit organizations, childcare and educational institutions can now apply for the COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant Program which supports grassroots outreach efforts including local media buys, creation of outreach and training materials, sponsorship of vaccine-related community events, equipment rental to assist with setting vaccine appointments, and more.
  • A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
  • Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on the doses administered and showcase demographic information.
  • The Unite Against COVID Weekly Update is a round-up of news you can use and answers to your most pressing vaccine questions – delivered directly to your inbox every week.
  • Frequently asked questions can be found here.

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