The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard showed an increase of 9,474 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 683,389 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Seventy-one percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
State health officials also reported 368 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 16,914, according to the dashboard.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 5,684 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,148 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 54,779 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,221 deaths.
Five-hundred eighty-five new cases and 32 more deaths were reported in our viewing area.
Blair reported 102 additional cases, Somerset reported 88, Clearfield reported 87, Cambria reported 79, Centre reported 77, Huntingdon reported 44, Jefferson reported 41, Bedford reported 30, Elk reported 28, and Cameron reported nine new cases.
As for deaths, Cambria reported 9, Blair and Somerset each reported 5, Clearfield reported 4, Elk and Jefferson each reported 3, Huntingdon reported 2 and Centre reported one more death.
According to the Department of Health, 3,326,956 patients have tested negative for the virus.