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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 5,060 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 1,092,852 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 89 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 2,555,581 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated, as of Wednesday.

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

State health officials reported 44 more coronavirus-related deaths Thursday, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,566.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,577 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 572 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 70,239 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,662 deaths.

There were 347 new COVID-19 cases reported in our viewing area Thursday along with four more deaths.

Centre reported an increase of 97 cases, Cambria reported 66, Somerset reported 55, Clearfield reported 41, Blair reported 30, Bedford reported 18, Jefferson reported 15, Huntingdon reported 13, Elk reported 11 and Cameron reported one.

As for deaths, Cambria reported two more, and Jefferson and Somerset each reported one.

According to the Department of Health, 4,259,382 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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