The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 4,688 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 861,674 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Eighty-four 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 138 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 22,239.
There have been 65,394 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,883 deaths.
Two-hundred twenty new cases and eight more deaths were reported in our viewing area.
Centre reported an increase of 51 new cases, Cambria reported 42, Jefferson reported 40, Blair reported 30, Somerset reported 18, Clearfield reported 13, Bedford reported 11, Huntingdon reported 8, Elk reported 6, and Cameron reported one new case.
As for deaths, Blair reported 5 additional and Centre, Elk and Jefferson each reported one more death.
According to the Department of Health, 3,678,224 patients have tested negative for the virus.