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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,111 new coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,186,243 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 4,175,635 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 67 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 26,816.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,499 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 330 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 76,357 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,742 deaths.

Fifty-two new cases and seven more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Blair reported an increase of 12 new cases, Centre reported 8, Cambria and Huntingdon each reported 7, Somerset reported 6, Bedford and Clearfield each reported 4, Jefferson reported 3 and Cameron reported one new case. No new cases were reported in Elk County.

As for deaths, Cambria reported 3 additional while Bedford, Centre, Huntingdon and Jefferson each reported one. Two less deaths were reported in Cameron County.

According to the Department of Health, 4,515,051 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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