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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 5,114 new coronavirus cases in the state Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 1,103,616 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 89 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 2,694,321 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

All adults are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced.

State health officials reported 39 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,661.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,653 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 555 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 70,856 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,668 deaths.

Three-hundred six new cases and two more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Blair reported an increase of 79 new cases, Centre reported 57, Cambria reported 49, Clearfield reported 43, Somerset reported 23, Huntingdon reported 17, Jefferson reported 15, Bedford reported 14, Elk reported 8 and Cameron reported one new case.

As for deaths, Bedford and Clearfield each reported one additional death.

According to the Department of Health, 4,281,312 patients have tested negative for the virus.


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