Six Central Pa. counties in ‘high’ transmission for COVID-19

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 (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).

Blair County has entered the “high” category as of Friday, Aug. 20. A full map of Pennsylvania reflecting data from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20 is below:

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

COUNTIES IN HIGH TRANSMISSION

  • Bedford
  • Blair
  • Cameron
  • Clearfield
  • Jefferson
  • Somerset

COUNTIES IN SUBSTANTIAL TRANSMISSION

  • Cambria
  • Centre
  • Elk
  • Huntingdon

There are currently only two counties in Pennsylvania in the “moderate” category: Juniata and Montour. There are no counties in the “low” category.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,128 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday and 22 deaths. Over 11.9 million vaccine doses have been administered and 64.7% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated, according to the DOH.

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