Jefferson County Reports 15 New COVID-19 Cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Jefferson County reported 15 new COVID-19 cases as of Friday, September 24.

The county’s total number of cases has reached 4,016, and the death toll remains at 103.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, there were 5,071 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,402,826.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

09/24/21 – 5,071
09/23/21 – 5,489
09/22/21 – 4,394
09/21/21 – 4,939
09/18/21 through 09/20/21 – 12,686


County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 7308 35 7343 161 (1 new)
Butler 21561 119 21680 443 (3 new)
Clarion 3832 27 3859 100
Clearfield 9913 38 9951 176 (1 new)
Crawford 9178 64 9242 169
Elk 3461 21 3482 48
Forest 1503 3 1506 22
Indiana 7716 43 7759 192 (2 new)
Jefferson 4001 15 4016 103
McKean 4258 32 4290 76
Mercer 11680 64 11744 286 (2 new)
Venango 5020 39 5059 109
Warren 3209 23 3232 114


There are 2,641 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 662 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 Sept. 10 – Sept. 16 stood at 8.9%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, there were 34 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 29,064 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 12.2 times greater this year than in 2020. In fact, between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21, 2020, there were a total of 650 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 7,928 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, Sept. 23, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Sept. 23, 68.2% 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 12,645,207 total vaccine doses, including 75,146 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Friday, Sept. 24.
  • 6,175,591 people are fully vaccinated; with 16,491 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,400 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 219,998 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases.

There are 5,290,149 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 75,932 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,273 cases among employees, for a total of 92,205 at 1,625 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,086 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 30,952 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.
  • 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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