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COVID UPDATE 2/25: Increasing number of county residents receive vaccine

February 25, 2021 News Extra

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The number of county residents receiving COVID-19 vaccinations is increasing, along with the rest of the state.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the number of county residents who received one dose of the vaccine climbed to 16,715 on Thursday, while the number of people who have received both doses, and are considered fully covered, reached 11,450.

Statewide, 2,147,135 doses have been administered, including 1,531,194 first doses and 615,941 second doses.

The number of new cases in the county increased by 18 to 8,871, and two new deaths raised the total to 367.

Across the state, 2,356 new cases brings the total to 922,990, and 81 new deaths brings the total to 23,868.

There are 1,972 people hospitalized, including 433 in intensive care. Most hospitalizations and deaths have occurred in people age 65 and older.

The 14-day average number of people hospitalized per day is about 3,800 lower than it was at the peak on Dec. 25, 2020, but just below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.

In nursing and personal-care homes statewide, 66,442 residents and 12,935 employees have the virus. Of the total deaths, 12,355 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal-care facilities. About 24,617 cases are among health care workers.

COVID-19 Regional Update

The following numbers on the coronavirus pandemic were compiled from regular news releases from the state Department of Health.

COVID-19 statistics from Thursday are:

Butler County

Confirmed cases: 8,871

Probable cases: 4,944

Negative tests: 45,862

Deaths: 367


New cases: 2,356

Total cases: 922,990

New deaths: 81

Total deaths: 23,868

Recovered: 90%

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 59,331 confirmed cases; 356,133 negative; and 1,708 deaths

Armstrong: 3,846 confirmed; 14,633 negative; and 116 deaths

Beaver: 10,237 confirmed; 44,843 negative; and 346 deaths

Clarion: 1,717 confirmed; 7,913 negative; and 83 deaths

Lawrence: 4,531 confirmed; 17,837 negative; and 181 deaths

Mercer: 6,394 confirmed; 26,636 negative; and 238 deaths

Venango: 2,691 confirmed; 10,339 negative; and 83 deaths

Westmoreland: 18,797 confirmed; 86,054 negative; and 669 deaths

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