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Clarion County Reports Eight New COVID-19 Cases, Four Additional Cases Reported in Forest County

Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 01:04 PM

Posted by Aly Delp

coronavirus-4923544_1280HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Clarion County reported eight new COVID-19 cases as of 12:00 a.m., April 15.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 2,928, and the death toll remains at 89.

Neighboring Forest County reported four new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 1,399 and leaving the death toll at 21.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 15, there were 5,060 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,092,852.

Please note, the lab that began submitting data to the department this week is still getting caught up and submitted an additional 307 positive antigen test results that were collected more than four days ago.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

04/15/21 – 5,060
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

LOCAL REGION

County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 5407 35 5442 122
Butler 16049 50 16099 398 (3 new)
Clarion 2920 8 2928 89
Clearfield 7673 41 7714 131
Crawford 6814 16 6830 146
Elk 2705 11 2716 38
Forest 1395 4 1399 21
Indiana 5639 35 5674 165
Jefferson 3109 15 3124 93 (1 new)
McKean 3302 14 3316 66
Mercer 8810 18 8828 251 (1 new)
Venango 3625 10 3635 90
Warren 2387 23 2410 99

There are 2,580 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 542 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%.

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

As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, there were 44 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,566 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.

Vaccine highlights

  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday morning, April 15, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 40.7% 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 Thursday morning, April 15, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 6,736,568 total vaccine doses as of Thursday, April 15.
  • 2,555,581 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 103,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,872,469 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 4,428,050 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 15:
    • First/single doses: 4,428,050 administered
    • Second doses: 2,308,518 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 142,768 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 4,259,382 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,019 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,545 cases among employees, for a total of 84,564 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 27,095 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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