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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,730 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,188,845 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 4,242,190 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 38 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 26,871.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,427 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania, and 320 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 76,581 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,748 deaths.

There were 188 more cases reported in our viewing area Tuesday.

Cambria County reported 53 new cases, both Blair and Centre Counties reported 37 each, Somerset County reports 23 more cases, 11 more in Bedford and Clearfield Counties, Huntingdon and Jefferson Counties each reported six new cases and four more in Elk County.

There are six new deaths in our viewing area.

There are two in Clearfield County, and one each in Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Somerset Counties.

According to the Department of Health, 4,526,726 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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