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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,257 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,190,102 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 4,294,480 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 54 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 26,925.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,353 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania, and 316 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 76,654 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,751 deaths.

There were 73 more cases reported in our viewing area Wednesday.

Cambria reported 22 more cases, Blair reported 19, Somerset reported 10, Clearfield reported seven, Huntingdon reported five, Centre reported four and Bedford and Jefferson reported three.

There are three new deaths in our viewing area.

Blair, Cambria and Clearfield each had another death.

According to the Department of Health, 4,532,317 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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