Clarion County Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases
The county’s total number of cases has reached 2,920, and the death toll remains at 89.
In neighboring Forest County, one COVID-19 case was removed from the county’s tally, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 1,395. No additional deaths were reported in Forest County, leaving the death toll at 21.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 14, there were 5,730 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,087,792.
Please note, a new lab began submitting data to the department yesterday. A total of 1,101 positive antigen test results that were collected more than three days ago and ranging back to mid-January, were uploaded. Eighty-five percent of these newly identified cases are in Allegheny County.
New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days
04/14/21 – 5,730
04/13/21 – 6,638
04/12/21 – 3,088
04/11/21 – 3,362
04/10/21 – 4,882
04/09/21 – 5,048
04/08/21 – 4,746
|County||Previous Total||New Cases||Total Cases||Deaths|
|Armstrong||5392||15||5407||122 (1 new)|
|Butler||15968||81||16049||395 (3 new)|
|Clearfield||7645||28||7673||131 (1 new)|
|Crawford||6798||16||6814||146 (1 new)|
*EDITOR’S NOTE: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Forest County decreased from 1,396 on 4/13/21 to 1,395 on 4/14/21. The Pa. Dept. of Health previously offered the following explanation in response to Explore’s inquiry on discrepancies:
“The department is continually reviewing the cases reported to the department to ensure that the county of residence is correct. Sometimes lab submission reports may not have the right address of residence, which is corrected once we have the right address. We are working to ensure the information presented is accurate.”
There are 2,541 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 530 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 3,700 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. The current 14-day average is also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020. However, the moving average of number of hospitalized patients has started to increase.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 2 – April 8 stood at 9.5%.
As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, there were 50 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,522 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, and the commonwealth is using it for a special initiative involving K-12 and early education educators and support staff. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.
- According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, April 14, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 40.1% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
- According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, April 14, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
- Vaccine providers have administered 6,600,130 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, April 14.
- 2,488,948 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 96,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
- 1,862,642 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
- 4,351,590 people have received at least their first dose.
- This week, a total of 7,180,370 doses will have been allocated through April 17:
- 296,620 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
- 303,110 second doses will have been allocated this week.
- To date, we have administered 6,600,130 doses total through April 14:
- First/single doses: 4,351,950 administered
- Second doses: 2,488,948 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 141,593 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 4,251,130 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 69,952 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,513 cases among employees, for a total of 84,465 at 1,586 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,008 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 27,031 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.
- The Your Turn tool provides a way to register to be alerted when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.
- 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 provider map to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.
- All of the locations that received vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.
- Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on the doses administered and showcase demographic information.
- Pennsylvanians can provide feedback on the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan by clicking on the Plan Feedback Form square under Popular Vaccine Topics here.
- Frequently asked questions 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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