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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 4,557 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,024,857 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Wednesday, 91 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 1,830,605 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

The Health Department announced Wednesday that all Pennsylvanians will be able to be vaccinated, despite their phase designation, on April 19.

State health officials also reported 44 more coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,093.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,075 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 420 are in the Intensive Care Unit.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

There have been 66,518 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,638 deaths.

There were 278 new cases reported in our viewing area Wednesday along with four more deaths.

Centre reported 105 more cases, Clearfield reported 56, Blair reported 30, Cambria reported 29, Somerset reported 16, Huntingdon reported 14, Elk reported 10 and Bedford and Jefferson each reported nine.

As for deaths, Cambria reported two more while Blair and Somerset each reported one more.

According to the Department of Health, 4,135,022 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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