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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 941 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 1,199,536 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 94 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 4,552,126 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 40 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 27,163.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,152 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania, and 289 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 77,439 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,765 deaths.

There are 90 new cases and one more death reported in our viewing area.

Cambria reported an increase of 25 cases, Blair reported 15, Clearfield and Somerset reported 13, Centre and Bedford reported eight, Jefferson reported three, Cameron and Elk reported two and Huntingdon reported one.

Somerset reported the only new death.

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