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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 656 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 1,204,099 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 95 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 4,757,919 adults have been fully vaccinated.

All adults are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, the Pennsylvania Department of Health says.

State health officials reported 36 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 27,295.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 929 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania, and 229 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 77,848 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,771 deaths.

There were 33 more cases reported in our viewing area Thursday.

Cambria reported an increase of 11 cases, Clearfield reported six, Blair reported four, Centre and Bedford reported three, Huntingdon and Somerset reported two and Elk and Jefferson reported one.

No new deaths were reported in our viewing area Thursday.

According to the Department of Health, 4,620,219 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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