5,610 new COVID-19 cases reported, 69.4% of Pennsylvanians fully vaccinated Oct. 9

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WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com 09 October, 2021 - 01:19pm

Say hello to Arp 91, a pair of spiral galaxies that are situated so close together (in relative terms, space is big) we can actually see their outer arms reaching out and colliding with one another. BFFs on an intergalactic scale.

Like a good marriage, these galaxies may share a name but they are their own individuals as well. In the center of the frame is NGC 5953. Just above it and slightly to the right is NGC 5954. They're both spiral galaxies, but their shapes differ slightly as a result of perspective. Earth is situated more than 100 million light-years away, so it's not like Hubble can zoom around to catch them at a different angle.

These interacting galaxies are drawn together by the immense inward pull of gravitational force that each one produces. Spiral galaxies are so-named and shaped because of their unique swirling shape around a bright center, which is typically a supermassive black hole.

The description accompanying this particular Hubble image notes that interacting galaxies like Arp 91 are just a glimpse at one stage of galactic evolution. Researchers believe that on a long enough timeline, colliding spiral galaxies eventually merge completely into one elliptical galaxy, populated primarily by older stars and with little of the gas and dust that characterizes the hazy areas of the two galaxies making up Arp 91.

Time and distance are the two major complicating factors when it comes to studying these interactions and determining the role they play (or not) in the ever-evolving landscape that we call outer space. Every elliptical galaxy we've observed could have at one point been multiple galaxies in close proximity, just like Arp 91. But it's all so far away and happening so slowly (in relative terms) that the history of human space study is barely a blip within the big picture.

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Valley registers 91 new COVID cases, continuing fall surge

Sunbury Daily Item 10 October, 2021 - 05:12pm

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A string of four consecutive days with at least 5,000 new COVID-19 cases statewide ended on Sunday, while the Valley reported more than 90 cases for the fifth day in a row and seventh times in eight days.

On Sunday, the Department of Health registered 3,907 new cases. There have been 49,424 infections in the first 10 days of October. In all of last October, there were 50,030.

For the second day in a row, the state recorded zero new COVID-19-related deaths in its midday report on Sunday. There have been 507 deaths in the first 10 days of October. There were 670 in all of October 2020.

Infections remained high in the Valley. There were 91 new infections in the four counties, the fourth consecutive day with at least that many and the 20th straight day with at least 50.

Northumberland County posted 43 new cases, while Union County added 24 — the fifth day in a row with at least 20 — and Montour and Snyder counties both added a dozen new cases.

All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have high levels of community transmission of COVID, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means they are all seeing at least 100 new cases per 100,000 residents over the previous seven days.

According to state data, more than 13 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania and 69.4 percent of residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

HospitalizationsAs of noon Sunday, there were 2,899 patients in Pennsylvania hospitals with COVID-19 symptoms, down 30, the third day in a row the total has decreased.

Of those hospitalized, 6749 were being treated in intensive care units (ICUs) — up five from Saturday — and 364 were being treated on ventilators, down 15.

According to data provided by the state, there were 120 patients undergoing treatment in Valley medical facilities for COVID-19, level with Saturday’s report. There were 20 patients in intensive care units at Geisinger in Danville, nine at Evangelical Community Hospital near Lewisburg, and none at Geisinger-Shamokin.

Geisinger’s Danville location was also treating 13 on ventilators, an increase of five. Evangelical was treating two patients on ventilators, the same number as reported Friday.

At Geisinger’s main campus in Danville, there were 72 COVID-19 positive patients, an increase of four. There were 36 patients at Evangelical — a decrease of two — and 12 at Geisinger-Shamokin, an increase of one since Friday.

According to Evangelical hospital, 73.7 percent of hospitalized patients and 88.9 percent of patients in its ICU were unvaccinated as of Friday, including both patients on a ventilator.

Prisons, state facilitiesThere were four active staff cases at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) in Coal Township as of Sunday morning. There were 110 staff cases statewide, including 15 at SCI Cambria. There were 38 active inmate cases statewide, none at Coal Township and 20 at SCI Smithfield

There were eight active cases at federal prisons in Union County — even with reports from Friday and Saturday — including six inmate cases at the low-security unit in Allenwood and one staff case each at the medium-security prison and USP Allenwood. There were no cases at USP-Lewisburg.

The state Department of Human Services (DHS) was still reporting 18 active cases among staffers at the Selinsgrove Center on Thursday. There were less than five cases among persons receiving services. The DHS does not specify numbers when they are fewer than five to avoid identifying patients.

There were six staff cases and less than five client cases at Danville State Hospital for the second consecutive day.

There were less than five youth cases at the North Central Secure Treatment Unit (NCSTU) for girls on Saturday. There were no staff cases in the unit and no cases in the NCSTU boys unit.

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Centre County Adds 79 COVID-19 Cases; Pennsylvania Reports 5,610 New Positives

State College News 09 October, 2021 - 01:29pm

Pennsylvania added 5,610 positives to increase the statewide total to 1,475,457.

The county also had 207 new negative test results for a total of 80,691. Statewide there were 11,411 negatives to bring the total to 5,550,712.

DOH did not update statewide COVID-19 deaths as of 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pennsylvania has had a total of 29,907 deaths attributed to the virus, including 237 in Centre County, as of Friday.

Mount Nittany Medical Center reported 30 COVID-positive inpatients on Friday, with two in intensive care and two on ventilators. The patients ranged in age from 14 to 86. According to the medical center’s COVID-19 inpatient dashboard, which is updated on weekdays, five were fully vaccinated against the virus and 25 were not vaccinated.

Statewide, Pennsylvania has 2,929 COVID-19 inpatients, one fewer than Friday, with 674 in intensive care [-6] and 379 on ventilators [-4]. Hospitalizations are at their highest level since Feb. 6.

For the week of Oct. 1-7, Pennsylvania had 2,878.9 average daily COVID hospitalizations, up from 2,761.0 the prior week, according to the updated Department of Health early warning monitoring dashboard.

An estimated 90% 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.

Centre County’s PCR testing positivity rate for the week of Oct. 1-7 was 8.7%, up from 8.1% the previous seven days, according to the monitoring dashboard. The rate was 11th lowest among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

The county had 336 new cases for that seven-day period, six more than the prior week.

The statewide positivity rate was 9.6%, up from 9.0% the previous seven days. The commonwealth had 27,592 new positives between Oct. 1-7, 1,268 more than the prior week. It was the first time in three weeks that the total number of new cases increased over the prior seven days.

For the 2021-2022 school year, DOH is providing weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 capturing preschool and daycare age children and 5-18 capturing kindergarten through high school age children. The case counts do not necessarily represent exposure in school or daycare settings and the location of exposure cannot be determined in most cases.

For the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, there were 18 new cases among children in the 0-4 age group and 65 in the 5-18 age group in Centre County. About 29% of all cases in Centre County that week were among children 0-18.

Since Aug. 16, there have been 543 cases among individuals between the ages of 0 and 18 in Centre County — 78 between the ages of 0-4 and 465 between the ages of 5 and 18 — representing about 24% of all cases during that time.

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 Friday.

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.

DOH did not update vaccination data on Saturday. As of Friday morning, 83,692 people in Centre County are fully vaccinated and 6,449 are partially covered. Third doses have been administered to 3,936 county residents.

Among the county’s entire population, 62.9% have received at least one dose and 53.9% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Among adult residents, 70.1% have received at least one dose and 60% are fully vaccinated

Statewide, 69.4% of adults and 58.6% of the total population are fully vaccinated. Pennsylvania is fifth in the nation for total doses administered, according the CDC.

Vaccination appointments for ages 12 and older are available through Centre Volunteers in MedicineMount Nittany Health and through other pharmacies and providers listed at vaccines.gov.

16801 (State College): 6,190 confirmed [+9], 499 probable [+2]

16823 (Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap): 3,234 confirmed [+14], 323 probable

16803 (State College): 1,707 confirmed [+4], 248 probable [+2]

16802 (University Park): 1,540 confirmed [+2], 71 probable [+1]

16866 (Philipsburg): 1,077 confirmed [+3], 154 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 644 confirmed [+5], 95 probable

16841 (Howard): 552 confirmed [+1], 72 probable [+1]

16828 (Centre Hall): 399 confirmed [+2], 43 probable [+1]

16875 (Spring Mills): 385 confirmed [+1], 49 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 380 confirmed [+2], 51 probable [+1]

16845 (Karthaus): 314 confirmed, 17 probable [+1]

16844 (Julian): 274 confirmed [+1], 34 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 163 confirmed [+3], 11 probable

16877 (Warrior’s Mark): 154 confirmed, 21 probable

16874 (Snow Shoe): 143 confirmed, 22 probable

16826 (Blanchard): 123 confirmed [+1], 12 probable

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace): 108 confirmed [+1], 10 probable [-1]

16854 (Millheim): 101 confirmed, 8 probable

16829 (Clarence): 98 confirmed [+4], 21 probable

16820 (Aaronsburg): 97 confirmed, 20 probable

16872 (Rebersburg): 86 confirmed, 10 probable

16851 (Lemont): 71 confirmed, 15 probable

16859 (Moshannon): 54 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16832 (Coburn): 45 confirmed, 5 probable

16677 (Sandy Ridge): 43 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16868 (Pine Grove Mills): 34 confirmed, 5 probable

16856 (Mingoville): 31 confirmed, 8 probable

16835 (Fleming): 30 confirmed, 7 probable

16852 (Madisonburg): 29 confirmed, 5 probable

16882 (Woodward): 16 confirmed, 1-4 confirmed

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Centre County Adds 79 COVID-19 Cases; Pennsylvania Reports 5,610 New Positives

WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 09 October, 2021 - 01:29pm

Pennsylvania added 5,610 positives to increase the statewide total to 1,475,457.

The county also had 207 new negative test results for a total of 80,691. Statewide there were 11,411 negatives to bring the total to 5,550,712.

DOH did not update statewide COVID-19 deaths as of 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pennsylvania has had a total of 29,907 deaths attributed to the virus, including 237 in Centre County, as of Friday.

Mount Nittany Medical Center reported 30 COVID-positive inpatients on Friday, with two in intensive care and two on ventilators. The patients ranged in age from 14 to 86. According to the medical center’s COVID-19 inpatient dashboard, which is updated on weekdays, five were fully vaccinated against the virus and 25 were not vaccinated.

Statewide, Pennsylvania has 2,929 COVID-19 inpatients, one fewer than Friday, with 674 in intensive care [-6] and 379 on ventilators [-4]. Hospitalizations are at their highest level since Feb. 6.

For the week of Oct. 1-7, Pennsylvania had 2,878.9 average daily COVID hospitalizations, up from 2,761.0 the prior week, according to the updated Department of Health early warning monitoring dashboard.

An estimated 90% 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.

Centre County’s PCR testing positivity rate for the week of Oct. 1-7 was 8.7%, up from 8.1% the previous seven days, according to the monitoring dashboard. The rate was 11th lowest among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

The county had 336 new cases for that seven-day period, six more than the prior week.

The statewide positivity rate was 9.6%, up from 9.0% the previous seven days. The commonwealth had 27,592 new positives between Oct. 1-7, 1,268 more than the prior week. It was the first time in three weeks that the total number of new cases increased over the prior seven days.

For the 2021-2022 school year, DOH is providing weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 capturing preschool and daycare age children and 5-18 capturing kindergarten through high school age children. The case counts do not necessarily represent exposure in school or daycare settings and the location of exposure cannot be determined in most cases.

For the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, there were 18 new cases among children in the 0-4 age group and 65 in the 5-18 age group in Centre County. About 29% of all cases in Centre County that week were among children 0-18.

Since Aug. 16, there have been 543 cases among individuals between the ages of 0 and 18 in Centre County — 78 between the ages of 0-4 and 465 between the ages of 5 and 18 — representing about 24% of all cases during that time.

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 Friday.

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.

DOH did not update vaccination data on Saturday. As of Friday morning, 83,692 people in Centre County are fully vaccinated and 6,449 are partially covered. Third doses have been administered to 3,936 county residents.

Among the county’s entire population, 62.9% have received at least one dose and 53.9% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Among adult residents, 70.1% have received at least one dose and 60% are fully vaccinated

Statewide, 69.4% of adults and 58.6% of the total population are fully vaccinated. Pennsylvania is fifth in the nation for total doses administered, according the CDC.

Vaccination appointments for ages 12 and older are available through Centre Volunteers in MedicineMount Nittany Health and through other pharmacies and providers listed at vaccines.gov.

16801 (State College): 6,190 confirmed [+9], 499 probable [+2]

16823 (Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap): 3,234 confirmed [+14], 323 probable

16803 (State College): 1,707 confirmed [+4], 248 probable [+2]

16802 (University Park): 1,540 confirmed [+2], 71 probable [+1]

16866 (Philipsburg): 1,077 confirmed [+3], 154 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 644 confirmed [+5], 95 probable

16841 (Howard): 552 confirmed [+1], 72 probable [+1]

16828 (Centre Hall): 399 confirmed [+2], 43 probable [+1]

16875 (Spring Mills): 385 confirmed [+1], 49 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 380 confirmed [+2], 51 probable [+1]

16845 (Karthaus): 314 confirmed, 17 probable [+1]

16844 (Julian): 274 confirmed [+1], 34 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 163 confirmed [+3], 11 probable

16877 (Warrior’s Mark): 154 confirmed, 21 probable

16874 (Snow Shoe): 143 confirmed, 22 probable

16826 (Blanchard): 123 confirmed [+1], 12 probable

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace): 108 confirmed [+1], 10 probable [-1]

16854 (Millheim): 101 confirmed, 8 probable

16829 (Clarence): 98 confirmed [+4], 21 probable

16820 (Aaronsburg): 97 confirmed, 20 probable

16872 (Rebersburg): 86 confirmed, 10 probable

16851 (Lemont): 71 confirmed, 15 probable

16859 (Moshannon): 54 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16832 (Coburn): 45 confirmed, 5 probable

16677 (Sandy Ridge): 43 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16868 (Pine Grove Mills): 34 confirmed, 5 probable

16856 (Mingoville): 31 confirmed, 8 probable

16835 (Fleming): 30 confirmed, 7 probable

16852 (Madisonburg): 29 confirmed, 5 probable

16882 (Woodward): 16 confirmed, 1-4 confirmed

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Centre County Adds 79 COVID-19 Cases; Pennsylvania Reports 5,610 New Positives

WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com 09 October, 2021 - 01:29pm

Pennsylvania added 5,610 positives to increase the statewide total to 1,475,457.

The county also had 207 new negative test results for a total of 80,691. Statewide there were 11,411 negatives to bring the total to 5,550,712.

DOH did not update statewide COVID-19 deaths as of 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pennsylvania has had a total of 29,907 deaths attributed to the virus, including 237 in Centre County, as of Friday.

Mount Nittany Medical Center reported 30 COVID-positive inpatients on Friday, with two in intensive care and two on ventilators. The patients ranged in age from 14 to 86. According to the medical center’s COVID-19 inpatient dashboard, which is updated on weekdays, five were fully vaccinated against the virus and 25 were not vaccinated.

Statewide, Pennsylvania has 2,929 COVID-19 inpatients, one fewer than Friday, with 674 in intensive care [-6] and 379 on ventilators [-4]. Hospitalizations are at their highest level since Feb. 6.

For the week of Oct. 1-7, Pennsylvania had 2,878.9 average daily COVID hospitalizations, up from 2,761.0 the prior week, according to the updated Department of Health early warning monitoring dashboard.

An estimated 90% 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.

Centre County’s PCR testing positivity rate for the week of Oct. 1-7 was 8.7%, up from 8.1% the previous seven days, according to the monitoring dashboard. The rate was 11th lowest among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

The county had 336 new cases for that seven-day period, six more than the prior week.

The statewide positivity rate was 9.6%, up from 9.0% the previous seven days. The commonwealth had 27,592 new positives between Oct. 1-7, 1,268 more than the prior week. It was the first time in three weeks that the total number of new cases increased over the prior seven days.

For the 2021-2022 school year, DOH is providing weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 capturing preschool and daycare age children and 5-18 capturing kindergarten through high school age children. The case counts do not necessarily represent exposure in school or daycare settings and the location of exposure cannot be determined in most cases.

For the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, there were 18 new cases among children in the 0-4 age group and 65 in the 5-18 age group in Centre County. About 29% of all cases in Centre County that week were among children 0-18.

Since Aug. 16, there have been 543 cases among individuals between the ages of 0 and 18 in Centre County — 78 between the ages of 0-4 and 465 between the ages of 5 and 18 — representing about 24% of all cases during that time.

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 Friday.

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.

DOH did not update vaccination data on Saturday. As of Friday morning, 83,692 people in Centre County are fully vaccinated and 6,449 are partially covered. Third doses have been administered to 3,936 county residents.

Among the county’s entire population, 62.9% have received at least one dose and 53.9% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Among adult residents, 70.1% have received at least one dose and 60% are fully vaccinated

Statewide, 69.4% of adults and 58.6% of the total population are fully vaccinated. Pennsylvania is fifth in the nation for total doses administered, according the CDC.

Vaccination appointments for ages 12 and older are available through Centre Volunteers in MedicineMount Nittany Health and through other pharmacies and providers listed at vaccines.gov.

16801 (State College): 6,190 confirmed [+9], 499 probable [+2]

16823 (Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap): 3,234 confirmed [+14], 323 probable

16803 (State College): 1,707 confirmed [+4], 248 probable [+2]

16802 (University Park): 1,540 confirmed [+2], 71 probable [+1]

16866 (Philipsburg): 1,077 confirmed [+3], 154 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 644 confirmed [+5], 95 probable

16841 (Howard): 552 confirmed [+1], 72 probable [+1]

16828 (Centre Hall): 399 confirmed [+2], 43 probable [+1]

16875 (Spring Mills): 385 confirmed [+1], 49 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 380 confirmed [+2], 51 probable [+1]

16845 (Karthaus): 314 confirmed, 17 probable [+1]

16844 (Julian): 274 confirmed [+1], 34 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 163 confirmed [+3], 11 probable

16877 (Warrior’s Mark): 154 confirmed, 21 probable

16874 (Snow Shoe): 143 confirmed, 22 probable

16826 (Blanchard): 123 confirmed [+1], 12 probable

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace): 108 confirmed [+1], 10 probable [-1]

16854 (Millheim): 101 confirmed, 8 probable

16829 (Clarence): 98 confirmed [+4], 21 probable

16820 (Aaronsburg): 97 confirmed, 20 probable

16872 (Rebersburg): 86 confirmed, 10 probable

16851 (Lemont): 71 confirmed, 15 probable

16859 (Moshannon): 54 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16832 (Coburn): 45 confirmed, 5 probable

16677 (Sandy Ridge): 43 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16868 (Pine Grove Mills): 34 confirmed, 5 probable

16856 (Mingoville): 31 confirmed, 8 probable

16835 (Fleming): 30 confirmed, 7 probable

16852 (Madisonburg): 29 confirmed, 5 probable

16882 (Woodward): 16 confirmed, 1-4 confirmed

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