The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 3,930 new coronavirus cases in the state Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 865,604 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Eighty-five 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 157 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 22,396.
There have been 65,693 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,899 deaths.
Two-hundred ninety-nine new cases and sixteen more deaths were reported in our viewing area.
Centre reported an increase of 113 new cases, Cambria reported 51, Clearfield reported 42, Blair reported 39, Somerset reported 16, Huntingdon reported 15, Jefferson reported 11, Bedford reported 7 and Elk reported five new cases. No new cases were reported in Cameron County.
As for deaths, Clearfield reported 5 additional, Blair reported 4, Cambria reported 2, and Bedford, Centre, Huntingdon, Jefferson and Somerset each reported one more death.
According to the Department of Health, 3,688,185 patients have tested negative for the virus.