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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 4,255 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,049,655 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 2,037,055 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

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

State health officials also reported 37 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,237.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,384 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 446 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 67,734 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,645 deaths.

There were 248 new cases reported in our viewing area Tuesday along with one more death.

Blair reported 62 new cases, Centre reported 52, Cambria reported 40, Clearfield reported 29, Somerset reported 27, Jefferson reported 11, Bedford reported nine and Huntingdon and Elk each reported two.

Cameron County reported two more cases.

Blair count reported the only local death Tuesday.

According to the Department of Health, 4,183,437 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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