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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 5,650 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 1,098,502 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 2,637,654 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated, as of Friday.

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

State health officials reported 56 more coronavirus-related deaths Friday, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,622.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,657 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 555 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 70,550 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,666 deaths.

There were 311 new COVID-19 cases reported in our viewing area Friday along with four more deaths.

Blair reported an increase of 83 cases, Centre reported 63, while Cambria and Clearfield each reported 47.

Bedford reported 21, Somerset reported 18, Elk reported 14 and Huntingdon and Jefferson each reported nine.

As for deaths, Centre reported two more while Clearfield and Jefferson each reported one.

According to the Department of Health, 4,271,431 patients have tested negative for the virus.


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