Crawford county's daily positive numbers are on the decrease overall, however that appears to be slightly misleading. According to a post on the Crawford County PA Covid19 Information page one in four being currently tested are still coming back positive.
"We are seeing continued community spread in our area," said epidemiologist Becky Dawson who answers questions each week about the virus on the Crawford County Covid page. Though the numbers are down in the area, we're by no means out of the woods yet and it is unknown how the new variants spreading around the country will impact the next few months.
To keep up to date on what is happening in the area checking in with the Crawford County PA Covid19 Information page is a good start. There is and app that can be downloaded on you cell phone called Covid Alert PA that is loaded with information including a county by county daily count update.
Also this was posted today and released by the Meadville Medical Center, "Due to an overwhelming demand for the COVID-19 vaccine and a very limited supply, Meadville Medical Center (MMC) and Titusville Area Hospital (TAH) are temporarily disabling the online request forms and not accepting any additional requests at this time.
Since the first point of distribution (POD) on December 16, 2020 MMC and TAH have administered approximately 9,000 and 3,000 doses respectively, ranking Crawford County as one of the most vaccinated counties in the Commonwealth per capita.
However, the current waiting list of eligible individuals consists of approximately 6,000 people from primary care physicians, the website request forms and individuals identified as medically at risk through specialty care services. Everyone on the waiting list is 65 years of age and older or has a medical condition that puts them at risk. Neither MMC nor TAH is able to fulfill requests for confirming the status of who is on the waiting list.
When doses are available and there is a vacancy at a POD, each person will be contacted by email or phone. Due to a limited supply of doses that are shipped each week, MMC and TAH are unable to schedule appointments more than one week in advance.
We are again asking for your patience in this process. Conservatively, it will take an estimated 50,000 doses in order to complete the new Phase 1A in Crawford County at an approximate rate of administering 3,500 doses per week between MMC and TAH if a supply of doses continues to come to each organization."