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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 3,933 new coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,042,682 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 1,993,722 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 7 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,195.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,202 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 432 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 67,413 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,644 deaths.

One-hundred forty new cases and two more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Centre reported an increase of 31 new cases, Clearfield reported 30, Cambria reported 26, Blair and Elk each reported 16, Bedford reported 10, Somerset reported 5, Jefferson reported 4 and Huntingdon reported two new cases. No new cases were reported in Cameron County.

As for deaths, Clearfield and Huntingdon each reported one additional death.

According to the Department of Health, 4,169,730 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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