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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 6,036 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 824,405 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Eighty 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.

State health officials also reported 198 more coronavirus related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 21,303.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 3,691 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 753 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 63,318 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,784 deaths.

Two hundred and fifty-eight new cases and 10 more deaths were reported in our viewing area Thursday.

Centre reported 77 more cases, Clearfield reported 47, Blair reported 32, Cambria reported 28, Somerset reported 24, Elk reported 15, Jefferson reported 14, Bedford reported 13 and Huntingdon reported eight.

As for deaths, Centre reported three more and Somerset reported two more.

Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield and Jefferson each reported one more death.

According to the Department of Health, 3,590,184 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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