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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 4,628 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 812,495 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seventy-nine percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.

Health officials also reported the state’s first COVID-19 variant case on Jan. 7 in Dauphin County.

State health officials also reported 219 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 20,883.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 3,790 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 760 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 62,664 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,552 deaths.

Two hundred and eleven new cases and 14 more deaths were reported in our viewing area Tuesday.

Centre reported 69 more cases, Cambria reported 31, Blair reported 24, Clearfield reported 24, Jefferson reported 17, Huntingdon reported 16, Bedford reported 13, Somerset reported 11, Elk reported three and Cameron reported three.

According to the Department of Health, 3,579,851 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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