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February 29, 2024

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Pennsylvania and Centre County COVID-19 dashboard for April 26, 2022. Image via Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Centre County recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, while local hospitalizations linked to the virus more than doubled.

Mount Nittany Medical Center reported seven COVID-19 inpatients, four more than on Monday. None are in intensive care or on ventilators, according to the hospital’s COVID inpatient dashboard.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 35,518 (31,502 confirmed and 4,016 probable) since March 2020, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Centre County’s rolling seven-day average for new cases is 18.6, down from 20.6 a week ago up from eight a month ago.

Statewide, COVID-19 hospitalizations also increased on Tuesday, according to the DOH hospital preparedness dashboard. Pennsylvania hospitals have 538 COVID-19 inpatients, 37 more than on Monday, with 61 in intensive care [-8] and 31 on ventilators [-2].

The commonwealth registered more than 1,000 new cases for the eighth consecutive day. The 1,538 new positives bring the statewide total to 2,810,781.

Pennsylvania’s seven-day average is 1,501 up from 1,446 a week ago and 600 a month ago.

Deaths

DOH reported no new deaths attributed to the virus among Centre County residents for the 16th consecutive day, keeping the total at 348.

With six new COVID-19 deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, the statewide total is 44,616.

Community Level

Centre County remains at the “low” community level for COVID-19 for the seventh consecutive week, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s latest update on Friday.

Community levels measure new cases, new hospitalizations and local hospital capacity to determine mitigation guidelines. At the low level, there is no recommendation for indoor masking.

Statewide, 63 of 67 counties are at the low level, with Tioga at medium and Bradford, Sullivan and Susquehanna at high. At the medium level, the CDC recommends masks indoors in public for those at risk of severe illness. At the high level, universal indoor public masking is recommended.

Prison cases

Centre County’s two state prisons — Benner and Rockview — have no COVID-19 cases among inmates or staff, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

At Benner, 1,421 inmates are fully vaccinated, 24 are partially vaccinated and 208 are not vaccinated. Among staff, 305 are fully vaccinated and 324 are not vaccinated.

At Rockview, 1,699 inmates are fully vaccinated, two are partially vaccinated and 83 are not vaccinated. Among staff, 350 are fully vaccinated and 368 are not vaccinated.

Vaccinations

As of Tuesday morning, 95,360 people in Centre County are fully vaccinated, an increase of 19 since Monday, and 14,217 are partially covered [-5]. First booster doses have been administered to 50,533 county residents [+37] and 4,052 have received a second booster.

Among the county’s entire population, 70.3% have received at least one dose, 59.8% are fully vaccinated and 51.7% are fully vaccinated with a booster, according to the CDC. Among adult residents, 75.6% have received at least one dose, 63.9% are fully vaccinated and 54.4% have received a booster.

Statewide, 77.8% of adults and 68.3% of the total population are fully vaccinated.

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

All individuals age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. All individuals 50 and older and certain immunocompromised individuals are now eligible for a second 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): 8,704 confirmed [+7], 1,230 probable [-2]

16823 (Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap): 6,256 confirmed [+2], 575 probable

16803 (State College): 3,305 confirmed [+4], 684 probable [-1]

16866 (Philipsburg): 2,102 confirmed, 298 probable

16802 (University Park): 1,864 confirmed [+2], 293 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 1,304 confirmed, 171 probable

16841 (Howard): 1,090 confirmed, 100 probable

16828 (Centre Hall): 799 confirmed [+1], 82 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 748 confirmed, 102 probable

16875 (Spring Mills): 652 confirmed, 74 probable

16844 (Julian): 543 confirmed, 53 probable

16845 (Karthaus): 521 confirmed, 35 probable

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

16853 (Milesburg): 286 confirmed, 20 probable

16874 (Snow Shoe): 280 confirmed, 38 probable

16826 (Blanchard): 248 confirmed, 16 probable

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace): 228 confirmed, 22 probable

16820 (Aaronsburg): 194 confirmed, 26 probable

16829 (Clarence): 183 confirmed, 25 probable

16854 (Millheim): 182 confirmed, 15 probable

16872 (Rebersburg): 170 confirmed, 16 probable

16851 (Lemont): 160 confirmed, 30 probable

16868 (Pine Grove Mills): 101 confirmed, 11 probable

16859 (Moshannon): 98 confirmed, 6 probable

16832 (Coburn): 90 confirmed, 9 probable

16677 (Sandy Ridge): 82 confirmed, 5 probable

16835 (Fleming): 60 confirmed [+1], 8 probable

16856 (Mingoville): 51 confirmed, 10 probable

16852 (Madisonburg): 49 confirmed, 5 probable

16882 (Woodward): 40 confirmed, 5 confirmed

16804 (State College): 21 confirmed, 1-4 confirmed

16863 (Orviston): 20 confirmed

16805 (State College): 1-4 confirmed

Cases among Centre County’s bordering counties

Blair: 29,747 [+4]

Clearfield: 19,369 [+7]

Mifflin: 12,311 [+3]

Union: 11,737 [+5]

Huntingdon: 11,533 [+1]

Clinton: 9,071 [+2]