All central PA counties advised to wear masks as COVID transmission reaches “high” levels, CDC data shows


 (WTAJ) — All 10 counties in the WTAJ viewing region are in the “high” or “substantial” category of COVID-19 transmission according to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Somerset and Huntingdon counties have entered the “high” category as of Tuesday, Aug. 24. A full map of Pennsylvania reflecting data from Aug. 18 to Aug. 24 is below:

Pennsylvania map from the CDC county tracker. (Blue-Low, Yellow-Moderate, Orange-Substantial, Red-High)


  • Bedford
  • Blair
  • Cambria
  • Cameron
  • Clearfield
  • Elk
  • Huntingdon
  • Jefferson
  • Somerset


  • Centre

There are no longer any counties in Pennsylvania in the “moderate” or “low” category.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) reported over 3,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 33 deaths. Over 12 million vaccine doses have been administered and 65.1% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated, according to the DOH.

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