Venango County Reports 76 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths; Four Cases Reported in Forest County

| December 2, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Venango County reported 76 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths as of Wednesday, December 1.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 8,096 while the death toll increased to 172.

Neighboring Forest County reported four new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, increasing the county’s total number to 1,759 and leaving the death toll at 29.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, there were 9,143 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total cases to 1,753,669.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

12/1/21 – 9,143
11/30/21 – 7,606
11/29/21 – 5,766
11/26/21 through 11/28/21 – 13,566
11/25/21 – 5,726


County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 10489 58 10547 229 (1 new)
Butler 29058 88 29146 550 (1 new)
Clarion 5938 37 5975 147
Clearfield 12813 95 12908 229 (1 new)
Crawford 13354 112 13466 222 (4 new)
Elk 4839 26 4865 66
Forest 1755 4 1759 29
Indiana 10952 72 11024 269 (1 new)
Jefferson 6153 42 6195 150 (2 new)
McKean 5873 29 5902 106
Mercer 15906 104 16010 375 (1 new)
Venango 8020 76 8096 172 (2 new)
Warren 5129 9 5138 159 (2 new)


Currently, there are 3,939 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 858 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 has increased. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 19 – Nov. 25 stood at 12.1%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, there 128 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry and reported for a cumulative total of 33,649 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Dec. 1, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Dec. 1, 69.3% 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 July 9 and Oct. 27 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated and account for the additional doses administered to residents in each county outside of Philadelphia. Demographic data associated with the vaccinations was also updated. The updates are part of the department’s continuous work to improve the quality of data and statistical reporting to ensure the public has the most accurate and up-to-date information. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 15,482,008 total vaccine doses, including 1,589,246 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots).
  • 189,882 total pediatric vaccines doses (ages 5-11) have been administered.
  • 6,650,102 people are fully vaccinated; with 65,457 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 37,500 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 288,116 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. There are 5,917,901 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 68,415 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 50,604 cases among employees, for a total of 119,019 at 1,671 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 15,152 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.

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 5 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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