The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 3,119 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 970,717 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Ninety-two percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
State health officials also reported 65 more coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 24,652.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,489 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 280 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 63,635 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,620 deaths.
One hundred and ninety-one new cases were reported in our viewing area Tuesday.
Centre reported 64 more cases Tuesday, Clearfield reported 42, Cambria reported 23, Blair reported 15, Somerset reported 14, Bedford reported 11, Jefferson reported nine, Huntingdon and Elk each reported six and Cameron reported one.
As for deaths, Blair reported two more while Cambria and Clearfield each reported one.
According to the Department of Health, 4,008,754 patients have tested negative for the virus.