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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 3,370 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 856,986 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 reported the state’s first COVID-19 variant case on Jan. 7 in Dauphin County.

State health officials also reported 146 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 22,101.

There have been 65,174 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,875 deaths.

Two hundred and three new cases were reported in our viewing area Thursday along with twelve more deaths.

Centre reported an increase of 59 new cases, Cambria reported 30, Blair reported 25, Clearfield reported 23, Somerset reported 20, Jefferson reported 17, Elk reported 14, Huntingdon reported eight, Bedford reported six and Cameron reported one.

As for deaths, Blair reported five and Centre reported four.

Cambria reported three more deaths.

According to the Department of Health, 3,670,804 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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