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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 5,343 new coronavirus cases in the state Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 1,038,749 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 90 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 1,960,809 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

The Health Department announced Wednesday that all Pennsylvanians will be able to be vaccinated, despite their phase designation, on April 19.

State health officials also reported 40 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,188.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,187 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 422 are in the Intensive Care Unit.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

There have been 67,273 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,642 deaths.

Three-hundred ninety-four new cases were reported in our viewing area.

Centre reported an increase of 134 new cases, Cambria reported 75, Blair reported 69, Clearfield reported 43, Somerset reported 30, Bedford reported 13, Huntingdon reported 12, Elk reported 10 and Jefferson reported 8 new cases.

No new cases were reported in Cameron County and no additional deaths were reported in our viewing area.

According to the Department of Health, 4,162,432 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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