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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,210 new coronavirus cases in the state Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 1,185,132 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 92 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 4,143,473 adults have been fully vaccinated.

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

State health officials reported 25 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 26,749.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,573 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 357 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 76,305 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,737 deaths.

One-hundred fifty-eight new cases were reported in our viewing area.

Blair reported an increase of 46 new cases, Cambria reported 39, Somerset reported 19, Clearfield reported 16, Centre reported 13, Elk reported 10, Bedford reported 9, Jefferson reported 3, Huntingdon reported 2 and Cameron reported one new case.

No new deaths were reported in our viewing area.

According to the Department of Health, 4,509,607 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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