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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 8,703 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 445,317 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

State health officials also reported 220 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 11,762.

According to the Department of Health, 5,852 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,191 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 537 available ICU beds in the state.

There have been 29,513 confirmed cases in our viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 484 deaths.

Seven hundred and forty-six new cases and 22 more deaths were reported in our viewing area Wednesday.

Cambria County reported 153 new cases, Blair County reported 136, Bedford County reported 102, Centre County reported 100, Clearfield County reported 79, Somerset County reported 59, Jefferson County reported 55, Huntingdon County reported 31, Elk County reported 26 and Cameron County reported five new cases.

Every county except for Jefferson reported coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday.

Cambria County reported seven more deaths, Centre County reported four more deaths and Somerset County reported three more deaths.

Huntingdon and Blair counties each reported two more deaths and Bedford, Cameron, Clearfield and Elk counties reported one more death each.

According to the Department of Health, 2,972,594 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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