Monday’s high, 75; Overnight low, 50

TUE-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 77

TUE NIGHT-CLOUDS ARRIVE, LOW 51

WED-SLIGHT CHANCE OF A SHOWER, MOSTLY CLOUDY HIGH  77

WED NIGHT-LOW 56

THU-SCATTERED SHOWERS, PARTLY CLOUDY HIGH 79

THU NIGHT-LOW 58

Ulysses woman cited for driving under the influence of a controlled substance…passenger hurt in teen driver crash……The Lumber Heritage Region announces mini grant for Kinzua Bridge Rail Trail…..State launches texting program to increase vaccinations….

Potter County

A 51 year old Ulysses woman has been arrested for DUI/drugs. State police claim when they stopped the suspect’s 2015 Dodge Charger on Route 49 W Saturday night, they found she was driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Tioga County

Injuries were reported for a passenger after a one-vehicle crash last Tuesday afternoon t in Richmond Township, Tioga County. Troopers report a 17 year old Mansfield boy lost control of his Ford Focus while going east on Route 6. The car veered off the road and struck a telephone pole with the fender causing the air bags to deploy. The passenger, Jesse Vanskiver of Mainsburg was taken to Troy Community Hospital but was released when he refused treatment. The driver was not hurt but was cited for failing to stay within his lane of traffic.

Statewide

The Lumber Heritage Region announces the completion of a minigrant project that provides visitors to the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge RailTrail an educational experience while enjoying the 3.89-mile trail stewardedby the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail Club (MJ2KB).The LHR  announces a series of industrial history interpretive panels and a historic mural along the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge rail trail. The interpretive signs teach of the industries that supported therail system in the region. The first panel tells the story of General Kane’s efforts to build Mt. Jewett. It also highlights the roadway now known as Route 6, another Pennsylvania Heritage Region. The second panel focuses on the use of sand, natural gas, shale, and fire that was used in the glass and brick industries. Third, you will find the panel showcasing lumber and stories of the past and present importance local lumber has across the world. The fourth sign tells the history of the railroad that is now used by visitors near and far as a recreational resource.The mural tells a story of the diverse history of Mt. Jewett and its nearby attractions. The Swedish heritage, strong faith, and leading men and women who impacted the region are depicted here. This colorful mural is an artistic poem about life in Mt. Jewett. The Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail is a part of the larger (74-mile) Knox and Kane Rail Trail. The Knox Kane Rail Trail is a four-county (Clarion,Elk, Forest & McKean) rail trail corridor. This multi-use, and handicap accessible trail is open for hiking, bicycling, running/jogging, skiing etc. The Lumber Heritage Region holds a key to the rich heritage of Pennsylvania’s forests. The LHR has countless adventures to experience from kayaking and hiking to museums and historical landmarks. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) partnership grant program has given the LHR a vehicle to fund projects in the 15-county region that has leveraged over 3.5 million dollars. For more information on the projects funded through the Lumber Heritage minigrant visit www.lumberheritage.org/grants/mini-grants-by-county/<http://www.lumberheritage.org/grants/mini-grants-by-county/>

Statewide

Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam and Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson yesterday announced a new initiative to get more people fully vaccinated. Starting this week, the department is sending  a second dose reminder text to individuals who got their first dose but missed their second appointment.

Text messages are being  sent to 254,850 contacts. The first text message will go to people who got their first dose between Dec. 14, 2020 and May 14, 2021 and have not gotten their second dose. Individuals contacted provided phone numbers to their providers when they made their first dose appointments.  Individual vaccine providers have commonly used text messaging as a tool for appointment reminders.

If you have not been vaccinated yet or have only received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine—it is never too later to get vaccinated. There is scientific evidence that a second dose will reduce your chances of getting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms that could send you to the hospital,” Dr. Johnson said.

The department reminds residents that they only need a second dose of the vaccine if they received Pfizer or Moderna as their first dose. If an individual received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, they do not need a second dose. Additionally, if an individual received the Pfizer vaccine as their first dose, they must receive the Pfizer vaccine for their second dose, and it is the same for the Moderna vaccine.

Meanwhile, The Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 30 that there were 1,110 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,224,500.

CAMERON 221

ELK 1591

McKEAN 2942

POTTER 1080

TIOGA 2615

CATTARAUGUS 5804

ALLEGANY 3582

 

There are 473 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 101 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per continues to increase.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of July 16 – July 22 stood at 2.6%.

As of 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 30, there were 8 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,850 deaths attributed to COVID-19

According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, July 30, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, July 30, 62.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 11,613,138 total vaccine doses as of Friday, July 23.

5,704,720 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 12,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidancefor wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,261 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,627 cases among employees, for a total of 87,888 at 1,604 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 29,355 of total cases have been among health care workers.

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.

A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.