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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 3,976 new coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 803,933 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

Health officials also reported the state’s first COVID-19 variant case on Jan. 7 in Dauphin County.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 3,910 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 790 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 62,170 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,531 deaths.

Two-hundred two new cases and eight more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Centre reported an increase of 47 new cases, Blair reported 37, Cambria reported 29, Jefferson reported 17, Bedford reported 16, Clearfield reported 15, Elk and Somerset each reported 13, Huntingdon reported 12 and Cameron reported three new cases.

As for deaths, Blair reported 3 additional, Centre and Clearfield each reported 2 and Somerset reported one more.

According to the Department of Health, 3,558,664 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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