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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 4,643 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,054,298 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 2,073,705 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 48 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,285.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,425 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 484 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 67,995 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,647 deaths.

Two-hundred sixty-one new cases and two more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Centre reported an increase of 78 new cases, Clearfield reported 50, Cambria reported 37, Blair reported 33, Elk reported 16, Huntingdon reported 15, Bedford reported 12, Somerset reported 11 and Jefferson reported 9 new cases. No new cases were reported in Cameron County.

As for deaths, Somerset and Cameron each reported one additional.

According to the Department of Health, 4,191,314 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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