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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 10,170 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 436,614 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fifty-seven percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.

State health officials also reported 169 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 11,542.

According to the Department of Health, 5,421 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,115 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.

Health officials say there are 591 available ICU beds in the state.

There have been 28,767 confirmed cases in our viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 462 deaths.

Eight hundred and sixty-six new cases and 14 more deaths were reported in our viewing area Tuesday.

Cambria County reported 192 new cases, Blair County reported 164, Clearfield County reported 119, Somerset County reported 91, Centre County reported 87, Jefferson County reported 77, Bedford County reported 69, Elk County reported 34, Huntingdon County reported 28 and Cameron County reported five.

Cambria County reported six more deaths Tuesday and Blair County reported four more.

Bedford and Centre counties each reported two more deaths.

According to the Department of Health, 2,959,724 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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