The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 4,656 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 1,033,406 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
As of Friday, 91 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 1,924,837 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 28 more coronavirus-related deaths Friday, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,148.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,173 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 433 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 66,879 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,642 deaths.
There were 206 new cases reported in our viewing area Friday along with another death.
Centre reported 62 new cases, Clearfield reported 46, Cambria reported 29, Bedford and Blair reported 16, Elk reported 13, Somerset reported 10, Huntingdon reported eight, Jefferson reported five and Cameron reported one.
As for deaths, Blair reported one more.
According to the Department of Health, 4,151,199 patients have tested negative for the virus.