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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 3,004 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 973,721 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, 1,500 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 284 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 63,815 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,621 deaths.

One hundred and eighty new cases were reported in our viewing area Wednesday.

Centre reported 78 more cases, Clearfield reported 39, Cambria reported 15, Somerset reported 13, Blair reported 12, Jefferson reported 11, Elk and Huntingdon each reported five and Bedford reported two.

As for deaths, Blair reported the only one in our viewing area.

According to the Department of Health, 4,018,759 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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