The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 9,556 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 509,320 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 270 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 12,890.
According to the Department of Health, 6,295 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,264 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 43,436 confirmed cases in our viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 620 deaths.
Eight hundred and thirty-nine cases were reported in our viewing area Tuesday, as well as 26 more deaths
Blair County reported 218 new cases, Cambria County reported 156, Somerset County reported 123, Clearfield County reported 92, Centre County reported 77, Bedford County reported 53, Huntingdon County reported 42, Elk County reported 37, Jefferson County reported 34 and Cameron County reported seven.
As for deaths, Cambria County reported 11, Centre County reported four and Somerset County reported three.
Blair, Clearfield and Huntington counties each reported two more deaths while Bedford and Elk counties each reported one more.
According to the Department of Health, 3,072,305 patients have tested negative for the virus.