The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 4,717 new coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 870,321 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 71 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 22,467.
There have been 65,954 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,907 deaths.
Two-hundred sixty-one new cases and eight more deaths were reported in our viewing area.
Centre reported an increase of 134 new cases, Huntingdon reported 27, Clearfield reported 23, Blair reported 22, Cambria reported 19, Somerset reported 13, Elk reported 9, Jefferson reported 8, Bedford reported 5 and Cameron reported one new case.
As for deaths, Blair and Somerset each reported 2 additional while Bedford, Cambria, Clearfield and Jefferson each reported one.
According to the Department of Health, 3,701,028 patients have tested negative for the virus.