Center County remains at low COVID-19 community level, adds 25 cases

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 community levels in Pennsylvania as of April 14, 2022. Image via Centers for Disease Control

Center County remains at the “low” community level for COVID-19 for the sixth straight week, according to the latest weekly update from the Centers for Disease Control Thursday.

Although new cases in the county more than doubled last week from the previous week, virus-related hospitalizations remained low.

Community levels measure not only new cases, but also new hospitalizations and the capacity of local hospitals to determine mitigation guidelines. At the low level, there is no recommendation for indoor masking and at the medium level, masks are only recommended for people at increased risk of serious illness. At the highest level, universal indoor masking in places open to the public is recommended.

Statewide, 64 of 67 counties are at low for the third straight week, with the other three at mid: Bradford, Sullivan and Susquehanna.

Center County was at the high level for the first week of the new measures and fell to the medium level on March 3 before dropping to the low level on March 10. At the low level, a community has less than 200 new cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period, with less than 10 COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people and less than 10% of inpatient beds staffed in staff occupied by COVID-19 patients during the same period.

New cases

Center County recorded 25 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday for the second day in a row, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 35,295 (31,320 confirmed and 3,975 probable), according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Center County’s seven-day rolling average for new cases continues to rise and now stands at 20.1, up from 9.9 a week ago and its highest average since March 3.

Pennsylvania recorded 1,641 new cases – its biggest single-day increase since Feb. 26 – to bring the statewide total to 2,793,891.

The Commonwealth’s seven-day average is 1,024 from 774 a week ago and the highest since March 7.

Hospitalizations

Mount Nittany Medical Center has four hospitalized COVID-19 patients, unchanged from Wednesday, none in intensive care or on ventilators, according to the hospital. COVID Inpatient Dashboard.

Statewide, hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Pennsylvania have increased for the third day in a row. According to the DOH’s Hospital Readiness Dashboard, 451 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized across the Commonwealth, 12 more than Wednesday, including 61 in intensive care [+2] and 41 under fans [+1].

Death

The DOH reported no new deaths attributed to the virus, keeping the total at 348.

With 23 new deaths from COVID-19 identified by the Pennsylvania Death Registry, the statewide total is now 44,464.

Pennsylvania and Center County COVID-19 Dashboard for April 14, 2022. Image via Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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Center County’s two state prisons — Benner and Rockview — have no cases of COVID-19 among inmates, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Benner has one on staff and Rockview has none.

In Benner, 1,402 inmates are fully vaccinated, 20 are partially vaccinated, and 192 are unvaccinated. Of the staff, 310 are fully vaccinated and 319 are unvaccinated.

At Rockview, 1,711 inmates are fully vaccinated, two are partially vaccinated and 82 are unvaccinated. Of the staff, 352 are fully vaccinated and 366 are unvaccinated.

Vaccination

As of Thursday morning, 95,106 people in Center County are fully vaccinated, an increase of 30 since Wednesday, and 14,230 are partially covered [+2]. Booster doses were given to 50,237 county residents [+39].

Among the county’s entire population, 70.1% have received at least one dose, 59.6% are fully vaccinated and 51.6% are fully vaccinated with a booster, according to the CDC. Among adult residents, 75.4% received at least one dose, 63.7% are fully vaccinated and 54.2% received a booster.

Statewide, 77.5% of adults and 68% of the total population are fully immunized.

Vaccination appointments are available through Medical center volunteers, Mount Nittany Health and through other pharmacies and providers listed on vaccines.gov.

All individuals 12 years and older Is eligible to receive a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine. All people aged 50 and over and certain immunocompromised people are now eligible for a second reminder.

Center County Cases by ZIP Code:

*Note: changes are in parentheses. Specific numbers for ZIP codes with 1-4 cases are redacted by the health department. Cases are not always immediately assigned to postal codes.

16801 (State College): 8,644 confirmed [+5]1,212 likely [+2]

16823 (Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap): 6,229 confirmed [+2]575 probable

16,803 (State College): 3,268 confirmed [+4]676 likely [+1]

16866 (Philipsburg): 2,088 confirmed [+2]298 probable

16802 (university park): 1,856 confirmed [+3]286 likely [+1]

16870 (Port Matilda): 1,296 confirmed [+1]170 probable

16841 (Howard): 1,088 confirmed, 100 probable

16828 (Center Hall): 791 confirmed [+1]81 likely

16827 (Boalsbourg): 745 confirmed [+1]101 likely

16875 (Spring Mills): 651 confirmed, 73 probable

16844 (Julian): 541 confirmed, 52 probable

16845 (Karthaus): 520 confirmed, 35 probable

16877 (Warrior’s Mark): 299 confirmed, 29 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 286 confirmed, 20 probable

16874 (Snow Shoe): 279 confirmed, 38 probable

16826 (Blanchard): 245 confirmed, 16 probable

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace): 224 confirmed [+1]22 likely

16820 (Aaronsburg): 193 confirmed, 25 probable

16854 (Millheim): 182 confirmed [+1]15 likely

16829 (Clarence): 181 confirmed, 25 probable

16872 (Rebersburg): 167 confirmed, 16 probable

16851 (Lemont): 159 confirmed, 29 probable

16868 (Pine Grove Mills): 100 confirmed, 11 probable

16859 (Moshannon): 98 confirmed, 6 probable

16832 (Coburn): 90 confirmed, 9 probable

16677 (Sandy Ridge): 81 confirmed, 5 probable

16835 (Fleming): 59 confirmed, 8 probable

16856 (Mingoville): 51 confirmed, 10 probable

16852 (Madisonburg): 49 confirmed, 5 probable

16882 (Woodward): 40 confirmed, 5 confirmed

16804 (State College): 20 confirmed, 1-4 confirmed

16863 (Orviston): 20 confirmed

16805 (State College): 1-4 confirmed

Cases among counties bordering Center County

Blair: 29,684 [+3]

Open field: 19,296 [+5]

Mifflin: 12,283 [+2]

Union: 11,697

Huntingdon: 11,508 [+1]

Clinton: 9,040 [+1]

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