The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 3,128 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 853,616 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Eighty-two 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 143 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 21,955.
There have been 64,971 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,863 deaths.
Two hundred and fifty-two new cases were reported in our viewing area Wednesday along with eleven more deaths.
Centre reported an increase of 82 new cases, Blair reported 64, Clearfield reported 37, Cambria reported 24, Somerset reported 11, Bedford reported 10, Jefferson reported nine, Huntingdon reported nine and Elk reported six.
As for deaths, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Somerset each reported two more.
Bedford reported one more death.
According to the Department of Health, 3,662,502 patients have tested negative for the virus.