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Centre County Adds 2 COVID-19 Deaths, 53 Cases

Centre County registered two new COVID-19 deaths and 53 more cases of the virus on Thursday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The county now has 258 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including 14 reported this month.

With 146 new COVID-19 deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, the statewide total is now 33,247.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 22,449 (20,217 confirmed and 2,232 probable). Centre County also had 64 new negative test results to bring the total to 84,408.

Pennsylvania added 5,950 positives, bringing the statewide total to 1,710, 478. There were 7,172 new negatives for a total of 5,884,190.

Hospitalizations

According to the DOH hospital preparedness dashboard, 41 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Centre County, six more than on Wednesday. Four are in intensive care and four are on ventilators

Pennsylvania has 3,456 COVID-19 inpatients, 70 more than on Wednesday, with 764 in intensive care [+8] and 441 on ventilators [-8]. The statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations are the most since Jan. 30.

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.

Prison cases

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Benner state prison has 77 active COVID-19 cases among inmates — unchanged from Wednesday and nearly triple the second highest state correctional facility — and 28 among staff, also the highest among any SCI.

Rockview state prison has two active inmate cases and five among staff. Both facilities are in Benner Township.

At Benner, 1,569 inmates are fully vaccinated, 14 are partially vaccinated and 198 are not vaccinated. Among staff, 279 are fully vaccinated and 349 are not vaccinated.

Rockview has 1,661 inmates who are fully vaccinated and 60 who are not vaccinated. Among staff, 325 are fully vaccinated and 392 are not vaccinated.

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.

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 Thursday morning, 86,426 people in Centre County are fully vaccinated [+92 since Wednesday] and 11,289 are partially covered [+96]. Third doses have been administered to 21,907 county residents [+412].

Among the county’s entire population, 68.3% have received at least one dose and 52.4% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Among adult residents, 74.6% have received at least one dose and 58.3% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 68.8% of adults and 58% of the total population are fully vaccinated.

Vaccination appointments through Centre Volunteers in MedicineMount Nittany Health and through other pharmacies and providers listed at vaccines.gov.

All adults are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

Centre County’s cases by zip code:

*Note: Changes are in bracketsSpecific 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): 6,547 confirmed [+3], 590 probable

16823 (Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap): 3,817 confirmed [+18], 376 probable [+1]

16803 (State College): 1,861 confirmed [+4], 287 probable [+2]

16802 (University Park): 1,604 confirmed, 93 probable

16866 (Philipsburg): 1,250 confirmed [+6], 214 probable [+3]

16870 (Port Matilda): 742 confirmed [+6], 110 probable [-1]

16841 (Howard): 673 confirmed [+5], 80 probable [+1]

16828 (Centre Hall): 480 confirmed [+3], 52 probable [+1]

16875 (Spring Mills): 474 confirmed [+1], 58 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 430 confirmed [+1], 62 probable

16845 (Karthaus): 351 confirmed [+15], 22 probable

16844 (Julian): 342 confirmed [+2], 42 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 191 confirmed [+1], 12 probable

16877 (Warrior’s Mark): 187 confirmed, 22 probable [-1]

16874 (Snow Shoe): 160 confirmed, 27 probable

16826 (Blanchard): 150 confirmed [+2], 14 probable

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace): 119 confirmed, 12 probable

16829 (Clarence): 120 confirmed [+2], 24 probable

16854 (Millheim): 119 confirmed [+1], 13 probable

16820 (Aaronsburg): 111 confirmed, 24 probable

16872 (Rebersburg): 100 confirmed, 11 probable

16851 (Lemont): 84 confirmed, 16 probable

16859 (Moshannon): 61 confirmed, 5 probable

16832 (Coburn): 60 confirmed, 5 probable

16677 (Sandy Ridge): 49 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16868 (Pine Grove Mills): 43 confirmed, 7 probable

16852 (Madisonburg): 34 confirmed, 5 probable

16856 (Mingoville): 33 confirmed, 8 probable

16835 (Fleming): 33 confirmed, 8 probable [+1]

16882 (Woodward): 20 confirmed, 1-4 confirmed

16863 (Orviston): 14 confirmed

16804 (State College): 13 confirmed

Cases among Centre County’s bordering counties

Blair: 20,302 [+80]

Clearfield: 12,581 [+75]

Union: 8,036 [+16]

Mifflin: 8,041 [+33]

Huntingdon: 7,493 [+38]

Clinton: 5,906 [+26]