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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 832 new coronavirus cases in the state Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 1,201,375 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 4,664,953 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 16 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 27,203.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,076 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania, and 268 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 77,638 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,767 deaths.

One-hundred ten new cases and two more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Cambria reported an increase of 35 new cases, Blair reported 32, Somerset reported 13, Clearfield reported 11, Bedford and Centre each reported 6, Jefferson reported 4, Huntingdon reported 2 and Elk reported one new case. No new cases were reported in Cameron County.

Additionally, Blair and Cambria each reported one more death.

According to the Department of Health, 4,594,728 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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