Two burglaries under investigation….Two state departments team up for “Walk with A Doc” initiative…67.4% PA residents fully vaccinated….
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FRI NIGHT- CLEARING, LOW 62
SAT-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 79
SAT NIGHT-CLEAR, 57
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State police in two counties are investigating burglaries. One of those took place sometime since last Friday and this past Wednesday at the home of Amber Wootten at 83 Freds Road in Sweden Township, Potter County. The home of a 62 year old Duke Center man was burglarized Wednesday morning. Police did not release any more information about the two crimes.
A passenger in a car stopped by Coudersport based state police has been charged with drug possession. Troopers allege they found 38 year old Kristin Taranto, 38, of Hastings, PA was riding in a 2004 Chevrolet when it was pulled dover on Route 6 West in Coudersport on the night of August 2.
As part of a movement to promote health, nature, and local parks and trails, the departments of Health and Conservation and Natural Resources today hosted a “Walk with a Doc” event. The hour-long walk around downtown Harrisburg is part of a larger campaign across Pennsylvania to encourage communities and health professionals to get active together. The statewide initiative is running throughout the year but being highlighted in September, which is PA Trails Month.
The Walk with a Doc effort is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and DOH. The initiative will provide communities the opportunity to take an active role in their health while exploring their local outdoor recreational areas with the medical professionals who care for them.
Communities and health organizations are encouraged to get active and host their own Walk with a Doc event through DCNR. Walk with a Doc is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire communities through movement and conversation. During the event, participants will enjoy a light walk with physicians and other local healthcare professionals who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the walk.
Those interested in hosting a Walk with a Doc event in their community can find more information online. As new Walk with a Doc events in September are scheduled around the commonwealth they’ll be added to the DCNR Calendar of Events.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, there were 5,786 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,365,049.
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There are 2,323 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 560 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase. Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 3 – Sept. 9 stood at 9.1%. As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, there were 72 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,768 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Sept. 15, 67.4% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
Vaccine providers have administered 12,502,769 total vaccine doses, including 60,588 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Thursday, Sept. 16.
6,094,057 people are fully vaccinated; with 22,630 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 14,700 people per day receiving vaccinations.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 75,372 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,122 cases among employees, for a total of 91,494 at 1,620 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 30,662 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.