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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 10,049 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 519,369 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

State health officials also reported 278 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 13,168.

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 44,237 confirmed cases in our viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 656 deaths.

Eight-hundred one new cases were reported in our viewing area, as well as 36 more deaths.

Somerset reported an increase of 185 new cases, Cambria reported 138, Centre reported 105, Blair reported 103, Clearfield reported 86, Bedford reported 53, Elk reported 40, Jefferson reported 36, Cameron reported 28 and Huntingdon reported 27 additional cases.

As for deaths, Cambria reported 13 more, Blair reported 6, Bedford and Somerset each reported 4, Centre and Clearfield each reported 3, Jefferson reported 2 and Huntingdon reported one more death.

According to the Department of Health, 3,086,059 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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