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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,385 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,177,072 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 3,939,478 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

All adults are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Pennsylvania Department of Health says.

State health officials reported 57 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 26,607.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,751 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 406 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 75,733 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,728 deaths.

There were 220 new cases and three more deaths reported in our viewing area Tuesday.

Blair reported an increase of 69 more cases, Cambria reported 53, Centre reported 28, Clearfield reported 21, Somerset reported 13, Bedford reported 12, Huntingdon and Jefferson each reported nine, Elk reported five and Cameron reported one.

As for deaths, Blair, Cambria and Huntingdon each reported one more.

According to the Department of Health, 4,476,217 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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