The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 2,854 new coronavirus cases in the state Monday, bringing the statewide total to 846,078 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Eighty-two 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 26 more coronavirus related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 21,687.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 3,280 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 650 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 64,392 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,843 deaths.
One hundred and seventy new cases were reported in our viewing area Monday.
No new deaths were reported.
Centre reported an increase of 43 new cases, Blair reported 34, Clearfield reported 24, Cambria reported 19, Huntingdon and Elk each reported 13, Somerset reported 11, Jefferson reported nine, Bedford reported four.
Cameron County didn’t report any new cases.
According to the Department of Health, 3,646,648 patients have tested negative for the virus.