Tri-county area reports more virus cases

From staff reports

The state Department of Health for the third consecutive day announced more than 5,000 additional cases of COVID-19-including a combined 33 from the tri-county area-were reported in a single day.

Among the statewide 5,551 new cases reported Saturday were 19 from Clarion County (11 confirmed and eight probable), 12 from Venango County (11 confirmed and one probable), and two confirmed from Forest County.

Clarion County, the state said, now has a cumulative total of 454 cases (310 confirmed and 144 probable).

Venango County, the state said, now has a cumulative total of 535 cases (415 confirmed and 120 probable).

Forest County, the state said, now has a cumulative total of 26 cases (22 confirmed and four probable).

Elsewhere in the region

Mercer County, the state said, reported 73 new cases (63 confirmed and 10 probable), giving the county a cumulative total of 1,788 cases (1,481 confirmed and 307 probable).

Crawford County, the state said, reported 45 new confirmed cases, giving the county a cumulative total of 998 cases (765 confirmed and 233 probable).

Statewide statistics

-The 5,551 new statewide positive cases reported Saturday, 20 more than the number reported Friday, raise the cumulative total of cases to 259,938 (244,160 confirmed and 15,778 probable). There are 13,403 cases among health care workers.

The latest daily increase is the highest single-day total reported since the start of the pandemic, according to the state.

Statewide, there are 2,314 individuals with COVID-19 who are hospitalized, and 480 of those patients are in intensive care units, according to the state. Most patients hospitalized are age 65 or older.

The number of new positive cases reported Saturday marks 40 consecutive days in which more than 1,000 new cases were reported and 13 consecutive days in which more than 2,000 additional cases were reported.

Additionally, there have been more than 3,000 new cases reported for six consecutive days and more than 4,000 new cases reported for five consecutive days.

Fewer than 1,000 new cases have been reported in 137 of the past 195 days.

-Statewide, there were 50 new deaths reported Saturday, raising the total to 9,274, the state said. Most of the cumulative deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

Care facilities

-A nursing and personal care facilities list, a cumulative table compiled by the state that is updated daily, continues to show Venango County with 48 resident cases and five employee cases among three unnamed facilities.

That same chart continues to show Clarion County with 21 resident cases, 16 employee cases and one death reported among five unnamed facilities.

The chart continues to show Forest County with two employee cases reported at one unnamed facility.

-Statewide data on nursing and personal care facilities show there are now 29,296 resident cases and 6,074 cases among employees for a total of 35,370 cases at 1,148 distinct facilities in 63 counties.

-The state said there are a total of 6,059 deaths that have been reported from nursing and personal care facilities.

Recovery rate and testing

-The number of statewide tests administered between Nov. 7 and Friday is 366,928, including 30,437 positive results, according to the state.

-The number of people in the tri-county area who have tested negative for the virus, the state said, is 12,236. Statewide, there have been 2,538,147 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).”