Venango County Reports 37 New COVID-19 Cases, Four Additional Cases Reported in Forest County

| December 1, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Tuesday, December 1, Venango County reported 37 new coronavirus cases bringing the county’s total to 1006. Forest County reported four additional cases bringing its total to 101.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., December 1, that there were 5,676 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 367,140.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

12/01/20 – 5,676
11/30/20 – 4,268
11/29/20 – 5,529
11/28/20 – 8,053
11/27/20 – 7,360
11/26/20 – 8,425
11/25/20 – 6,759

LOCAL REGION

County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 1800 44 1844 42
Butler 4532 133 4665 80
Clarion 986 39 1025 10
Clearfield 1693 82 1775 13
Crawford 1920 87 2007 19
Elk 545 12 557 6
Forest 97 4 101 1
Indiana 2564 60 2624 42
Jefferson 791 58 849 6
McKean 477 34 511 4
Mercer 2885 124 3009 51
Venango 969 37 1006 8
Warren 267 36 303 1

 
 

There are 4,631 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 970 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 of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 3,200 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 20 – November 26 stood at 11.7%.

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

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between November 24 and November 30 is 375,888 with 32,853 positive cases. There were 38,752 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 30.

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, November 30, there were 180 new deaths reported for a total of 10,563 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 17,770 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 642 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 2,836,445 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 3% are ages 5-12;
  • Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
  • Approximately 12% are ages 19-24;
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
  • Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.

The department has seen significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. An alert was sent to healthcare providers about the changing COVID-19 case demographics. Increases among 19 to 24-year-olds from April to present in November are available below:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases in November;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases in November;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases in November;
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 10 percent of cases in November.
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 10 percent of cases in November;
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 8 percent of cases in November

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 35,946 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,752 cases among employees, for a total of 42,698 at 1,279 distinct facilities in 65 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,507 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 14,655 of the total cases are among health care workers.

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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