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Centre County Adds 1 COVID-19 Death, 62 Cases

Centre County registered one new COVID-19 death and 62 more cases of the virus on Wednesday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The death is the county’s 234th attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic and third this month. The county had three COVID deaths in August and one in July.

The new cases bring Centre County’s total to 18,893 (17,113 confirmed and 1,780 probable).

Pennsylvania added 4,394 new positives to increase the statewide total to 1,392,266.

With 66 new COVID-19 deaths statewide, Pennsylvania’s total is 28,998.

The county also had 151 new negative test results for a total of 78,362. Statewide there were 11,185 negatives to bring the total to 5,364,459.

Hospitalizations

According to the DOH hospital preparedness dashboard, 32 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Centre County, with two in intensive care and two on ventilators — all unchanged from Tuesday.

Pennsylvania has 2,518 COVID-19 inpatients, an increase of 97 since Tuesday, with 613 in intensive care [+4] and 314 on ventilators. Hospitalizations are at their highest level since April 25.

An estimated 91% of COVID-19 patients in the state have recovered, according to a DOH calculation that considers a case as recovered if it has not been reported as a death and it is more than 30 days past the date of the first positive test or onset of symptoms.

Transmission Level

All 67 counties in Pennsylvania are at the highest level for community transmission of COVID-19 on the Centers for Disease Control scale, according to the latest county-level data update on Tuesday afternoon.

Transmission levels are based on positivity rate and cases per 100,000 people for the previous seven days. At the substantial and high levels, CDC guidance recommends all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday morning, 82,392 people in Centre County are fully vaccinated [+88 since Tuesday] and 6,436 are partially covered [-34]. Booster doses have been administered to 1,160 county residents [+46]. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 61.1% of the county’s entire population and 68.1% of adult residents have received at least one dose.

Statewide, 67.9% of adults are vaccinated and Pennsylvania is fifth in the nation for total doses administered, according the CDC.

Vaccination appointments for ages 12 and older are available through Centre Volunteers in MedicineMount Nittany Health and through other pharmacies and providers listed at vaccines.gov.

A free vaccine clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center prior to the Penn State football game against Villanova.

Centre County’s cases by zip code:

*Note: Changes are in brackets. Specific numbers for zip codes with 1-4 cases are redacted by the health department. Cases are not always immediately assigned zip codes.

16801 (State College): 6,060 confirmed [+11], 481 probable [+5]

16823 (Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap): 3,047 confirmed [+9], 306 probable [-1]

16803 (State College): 1,646 confirmed [+6], 233 probable

16802 (University Park): 1,531 confirmed [+5], 67 probable

16866 (Philipsburg): 1,022 confirmed [+1], 145 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 587 confirmed, 88 probable

16841 (Howard): 519 confirmed [+5], 68 probable

16828 (Centre Hall): 377 confirmed [+3], 39 probable

16875 (Spring Mills): 362 confirmed [+2], 47 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 355 confirmed [+1], 49 probable

16845 (Karthaus): 304 confirmed, 15 probable

16844 (Julian): 261 confirmed, 33 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 149 confirmed, 12 probable

16877 (Warrior’s Mark): 144 confirmed [+1], 21 probable

16874 (Snow Shoe): 127 confirmed [+2], 21 probable

16826 (Blanchard): 107 confirmed [+3], 12 probable

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace): 100 confirmed, 9 probable

16854 (Millheim): 97 confirmed [+1], 8 probable

16820 (Aaronsburg): 92 confirmed [+1], 20 probable

16872 (Rebersburg): 84 confirmed, 9 probable

16829 (Clarence): 83 confirmed, 20 probable

16851 (Lemont): 69 confirmed, 12 probable

16859 (Moshannon): 51 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16832 (Coburn): 44 confirmed, 5 probable

16677 (Sandy Ridge): 37 confirmed [+2], 1-4 probable

16868 (Pine Grove Mills): 34 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16856 (Mingoville): 31 confirmed, 8 probable

16835 (Fleming): 27 confirmed [+2], 7 probable

16852 (Madisonburg): 25 confirmed, 5 probable

16882 (Woodward): 16 confirmed, 1-4 confirmed

16863 (Orviston): 13 confirmed

16804 (State College): 12 confirmed

Cases among Centre County’s bordering counties

Blair: 14,989 [+26]

Clearfield: 9,876 [+27]

Union: 6,694 [+17]

Mifflin: 6,070 [+33]

Huntingdon: 5,913 [+18]

Clinton: 4,183 [+23]