Jefferson County Reports 33 New COVID-19 Cases, One Additional Death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – According to the Pa. Department of Health, as of Saturday, December 19, Jefferson County reported 33 new coronavirus cases bringing the county’s total cases to 1,593 and one additional death totaling 26 deaths reported to date.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

12/19/20 – 9,834
12/18/20 – 9,320
12/17/20 – 9,966
12/16/20 – 10,049
12/15/20 – 9,556
12/14/20 – 7,962
12/13/20 – 10,684

LOCAL REGION

County   Previous Total New Cases Total Cases   Deaths
Armstrong 2715  99  2814 63
Butler 7352  225  7577 146 (4 new)
Clarion 1722  19  1741  27 (3 new)
Clearfield 3173  59  3232 32 (1 new)
Crawford 4126  100  4226 60 (3 new)
Elk 1021  45  1066 13
Forest 187  19  206 2
Indiana 3560  53  3613 94 (5 new)
Jefferson 1560  33  1593  26 (1 new)
McKean 1237  59  1296 12 (1 new)
Mercer 4939  141  5080 104 (5 new)
Venango 1885  52  1937 31 (2 new)
Warren 968  64  1032 15 (5 new)

 

 

In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., December 19, that there were 9,834 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 548,489.

There are 6,147 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,232 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 of the number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 5,400 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of December 4 – December 10 stood at 16.2%.

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

As of 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 18, there were 217 new deaths reported for a total of 13,825 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 39,924 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 640 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 3,131,631 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 47,189 resident cases of COVID-19, and 8,616 cases among employees, for a total of 55,805 at 1,428 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of our total deaths, 8,065 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 17,656 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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”.

All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.

 


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