Thursday’s high, 79; Overnight low, 50

Tioga County
A Mansfield driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Richmond Township. State police report19 year old Nathan Shugart was going west when his Dodge Dart went off the pavement on a right curve and went into a ditch where it became disabled.

McKean County
A criminal mischief on Main Street in Lewis Run is being investigated by state police there. Vandals damaged a 1999 Chevrolet owned by a 52 year old Lewis Run woman on June 6.

DUI charges are pending against an Indiana, PA man after a one-vehicle crash on the afternoon of June 13 on Route 321 in Hamilton Township, McKean County. Troopers say when they responded to the scene they found the 42 year old man had been driving his 2019 Ford Ranger while under the influence. He was taken to an out of the area hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Minor injuries were reported for a Johnsonburg man who nodded off while headed east on Route6 in Hamlin Township, Su nday afternoon. His Pontiac Grand Pr ix failed to make a right hand curve and struck a ditch, utility pole and traffic sign before stopping. Devon Young was taken to UPMC Kane by ambulance.

A Jamestown, NY woman was slightly injured Monday afternoon in a car/deer encounter on Marvin Street in Keating Township McKean County Monday afternoon. According to Lewis Run state police, Danelle Blizzad lost control of her Chevrolet Trax when she swerved to avoid a whitetail. The car went off the road and traveled about 65 feet before stopping. Blizzard did not require treatment.

Troopers at Lewis Run are advising area residents to be on the lookout for ID thieves. A 55 year old Kane woman told police someone had opened an unemployment assistance in her name illegally. The crime is similar to several investigated in Potter and Tioga Counties since the pandemic began.

The driver of a 2006 Ford Focus is being charged with drug possession after being stopped on Route 59 in Lafayette Township o the afternoon of June 15. Troopers claim they found the passenger was wanted on a warrant and with the help of K-9 Jay, discovered 14 grams of methamphetamine and related paraphernalia. He was remanded to the McKean County Jail on the warrant after being treated at an area hospital.

Cameron County
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)is alerting area drivers that work will start soon to repair a Cameron County bridge. Details on the structure includes:

In mid-to-late July, work will get underway on a Route 2001 (Wykoff Run Road) bridge over Sinnemahoning Creek near the Route 120 intersection at Sinnamahoning. Traffic control will consist of an alternating traffic pattern controlled by temporary traffic signals.This 415-foot steel truss dates from 1938 and carries an average of 350 vehicles each day
H R I, Inc. of State College is the contractor on the project. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Thursday, June 24, there were 221 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,211,041.
ELK 1581
McKEAN 2903
TIOGA 2596
There are 394 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 87 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day continues to drop, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of June 11 – June 17 stood at 1.4%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, there were 15 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,627 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, June 24, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 62.1% of its entire population, and the state ranks 8th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
According to the CDC, as of Thursday, June 24, 59.2% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated while 74.7% have received their first dose.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, June 24 Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
Vaccine providers have administered 11,516,917 total vaccine doses as of Thursday, June 24.
5,296,957 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 24,800 people per day receiving vaccinations.
1,358,453 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
6,655,410 people have received at least their first dose.
This week, a total of 13,146,080 doses will have been allocated through June 26:
299,960 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
299,960 second doses will have been allocated this week.
To date, we have administered 11,516,917 doses total through June 24:
First/single doses: 6,655,410 administered
Second doses: 4,861,507 administered
Fully vaccinated people may choose not to wear a mask indoors or outdoors unless the business or organization requires it, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 72,017 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,537 cases among employees, for a total of 87,554 at 1,598 distinct facilities in all 67 counties
Approximately 28,990 of the total cases are among health care workers.

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine.A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.