Clarion, Venango report new virus cases

From staff reports

The state Department of Health on Sunday announced Clarion County reported seven new cases of COVID-19 (one confirmed and six probable) and Venango County reported two new confirmed cases over the weekend.

Venango County, the state said, now has 97 total cases (76 confirmed and 21 probable) and Clarion County now has 137 total cases (107 confirmed and 30 probable).

Forest County, the state said, holds at 15 cases (12 confirmed and three probable).

Crawford County, the state said, reported three new cases (one confirmed and two probable). The county now has 324 total cases (260 confirmed and 64 probable).

Mercer County, the state said, reported 14 new cases (11 confirmed and three probable). The county now has 771 total cases (689 confirmed and 82 probable).

The state on Sunday reported 1,320 new statewide positive cases, raising the total number of cases to 163,535 (158,001 confirmed and 5,534 probable).

On Saturday the state reported 931 new statewide positive cases, ending a three-day streak in which more than 1,000 additional cases were reported.

Fewer than 1,000 new cases have been reported in 136 of the past 154 days.

Statewide, there were 37 new deaths reported over Sunday and Saturday, raising the total to 8,216, the state said.

Care facilities

– A nursing and personal care facilities chart, a cumulative table compiled by the state that is updated daily, continues to show Venango County with five resident cases and fewer than five employee cases at one unnamed facility.

That same chart also continues to show 18 resident cases, 15 employee cases and one death reported among three unnamed facilities in Clarion County.

To date, there have been no nursing and personal care facilities COVID-19 cases reported from Forest County.

– Statewide data on nursing and personal care facilities show there are now 23,232 resident cases and 5,153 cases among employees for a total of 28,385 cases at 991 distinct facilities in 62 counties.

– The state said there are a total of 5,483 deaths that have been reported from nursing and personal care facilities.

Recovery rate and testing

– The state is continuing to report a recovery rate of 82%.

– The number of statewide tests administered between Sept. 27 and Saturday is 187,883, according to the state.

The number of people in the tri-county area who have tested negative for the virus, the state said, is 9,037. Statewide, there have been 1,931,635 people who have tested negative.

– Statistics from the state, area health systems or officials could vary.

To view additional data and information, including Pennsylvania maps that break down the number of COVID-19 cases by county and ZIP code, go to and click on “Coronavirus (COVID-19).”