The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 7,175 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 748,564 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Seventy six percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
Health officials also reported the state’s first COVID-19 variant case last week in Dauphin County.
State health officials also reported 313 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 18,742.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 5,069 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,035 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 58,816 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,155 deaths.
Three-hundred seventy six new cases were reported in our viewing area, as well as thirty-one more deaths.
Blair reported an increase of 67 new cases, Bedford reported 62, Cambria reported 61, Elk and Somerset each reported 40, Clearfield reported 36, Centre reported 31, Jefferson reported 18, Huntingdon reported 16 and Cameron reported five new cases.
As for deaths, Somerset reported 8 additional, Blair and Cambria each reported 5, Centre reported 4, Bedford reported 3, Clearfield and Elk each reported 2 and Cameron and Jefferson each reported one more death.
According to the Department of Health, 3,427,975 patients have tested negative for the virus.