Jefferson County Reports 36 New Coronavirus Cases, One Additional Death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – According to the Pa. Department of Health, Jefferson County has reported 36 new coronavirus cases and one additional death as of 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

New Statewide Positive Cases Last Seven Days

12/02/20 – 8,291
12/01/20 – 5,676
11/30/20 – 4,268
11/29/20 – 5,529
11/28/20 – 8,053
11/27/20 – 7,360
11/26/20 – 8,425

LOCAL REGION

County Previous Total New Cases Total Cases Deaths
Armstrong 1844  26  1870 43
Butler 4665  85  4750 82
Clarion 1025  45  1070 10
Clearfield 1775  92  1867 14
Crawford 2007  119  2126 24
Elk 557  25  582 6
Forest 101  1  102 1
Indiana 2624  33  2657 47
Jefferson 849  36  885 7
McKean 511  14  525 4
Mercer 3009  50  3o59 52
Venango 1oo6  44  1050 9
Warren 303  30  333 1

In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that there were 8,291 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 375,431.

There are 4,744 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 967 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 number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 3,300 since the end of September.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 20 – November 26 stood at 11.7%.

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

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between November 25 and December 1 is 371,101 with 46,070 positive cases. There were 52,244 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., December 1.

As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, there were 194 new deaths reported for a total of 10,757 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 18,578 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 642 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 2,852,624 individuals who have tested negative to date. Of those who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 3% are ages 5-12;
  • Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
  • Approximately 12% are ages 19-24;
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
  • Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.

The department has seen significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. An alert was sent to healthcare providers about the changing COVID-19 case demographics. Increases among 19 to 24-year-olds from April through the end of November are available below:

  • NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases in November;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 11 percent of cases in November;
  • NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases in November;
  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 10 percent of cases in November;
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 10 percent of cases in November; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 8 percent of cases in November.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 36,628 resident cases of COVID-19, and 6,885 cases among employees, for a total of 43,513 at 1,289 distinct facilities in 65 counties. Out of our total deaths, 6,531 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 14,871 of our total cases are among health care workers.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has – since noon, Dec. 1:

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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