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Clarion County Reports 25 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death; One New Case Reported in Forest County

Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 12:10 PM

Posted by Leon Aristeguieta

covid-19-testHARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Clarion County reported 25 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death as of Friday, October 22.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 4,646 while the death toll increased to 121.

Neighboring Forest County reported one new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, increasing the county’s total number to 1,577 and leaving the death toll at 24.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, there were 4,496 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,530,309.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

10/22/21 – 4,496
10/21/21 – 4,998
10/20/21 – 3,584
10/19/21 – 3,899
10/16/21 through 10/18/21 – 11,208


County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 8581 31 8612 196 (2 new)
Butler 24515 91 24606 494 (2 new)
Clarion 4621 25 4646 121 (1 new)
Clearfield 10951 39 10990 191
Crawford 10646 31 10677 186 (2 new)
Elk 4012 16 4028 56
Forest 1576 1 1577 24
Indiana 8706 51 8757 222 (2 new)
Jefferson 4783 30 4813 115 (2 new)
McKean 4997 24 5021 85
Mercer 13328 42 13370 321 (2 new)
Venango 6118 33 6151 131
Warren 3869 24 3893 122

There are 2,929 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 668 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. 8 – Oct. 14 increased to 9.7%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, there were 88 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 30,903 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 Thursday, Oct. 21, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Oct. 21, 71.1% 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 13,511,900 total vaccine doses, including 430,083 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Friday, Oct. 22.

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 243,387 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

There are 5,654,885 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 78,677 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 17,088 cases among employees, for a total of 95,765 at 1,642 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,291 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 32,175 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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