The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported a two-day total increase of 14,755 new coronavirus cases in the state Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 605,141 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
7,581 of the new cases were reported Friday, and 7,174 were reported Saturday.
No COVID-19 update was provided on Christmas.
Sixty-three percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
State health officials also reported 165 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 14,883.
139 deaths were reported Friday, and 26 were reported Saturday.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 5,925 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,196 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 49,737 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 843 deaths.
Nine-hundred eighty new cases and 18 more deaths were reported in our viewing area.
Clearfield reported an increase of 193 new cases, Cambria reported 145, Somerset reported 137, Huntingdon reported 135, Centre reported 129, Blair reported 126, Bedford reported 56, Jefferson reported 34, Elk reported 20 and Cameron reported five new cases.
As for deaths, Blair reported 5 more, Somerset reported 4, Jefferson reported 3, Bedford and Cambria each reported 2 and Clearfield and Huntingdon each reported one more death.
According to the Department of Health, 3,221,108 patients have tested negative for the virus.