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COVID-19 Update May 23rd

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 856 new Coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,195,869. Health Officials say 93% of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered. State Health Officials reported 13 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 27,042. According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,261 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania, and 293 are in the Intensive Care Unit.

Here Locally, 85 new cases and two more deaths were reported in our viewing area. Blair reported an increase of 31 new cases, Centre and Somerset each reported 11, Bedford and Cambria each reported 10, Clearfield reported 5, Huntingdon reported 4, Jefferson reported 2 and Elk reported one new case. No new cases were reported in Cameron County.

As for deaths, Cameron and Somerset each reported one additional death.

According to the Department of Health, 51.5% of adults are fully vaccinated in Pennsylvania.

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