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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 4,746 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 1,059,044 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 2,125,826 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

The Health Department announced last week that all Pennsylvanians will be able to be vaccinated, despite their phase designation, on April 19.

State health officials also reported 42 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,327.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,451 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 517 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 68,198 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,648 deaths.

Two-hundred three new cases and one additional death were reported in our viewing area.

Centre reported an increase of 56 new cases, Cambria reported 36, Clearfield reported 29, Elk reported 23, Blair reported 20, Huntingdon reported 14, Jefferson reported 12, Somerset reported 8, Bedford reported 4 and Cameron reported one new case.

Huntingdon County also reported an additional death.

According to the Department of Health, 4,200,316 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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