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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 3,893 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 1,028,750 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Thursday, 91 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 1,874,693 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

The Health Department announced Wednesday that all Pennsylvanians will be able to be vaccinated, despite their phase designation, on April 19.

State health officials also reported 27 more coronavirus-related deaths Thursday, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,120.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,127 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 435 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 66,673 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,641 deaths.

There were 155 new cases reported in our viewing area Thursday along with three more deaths.

Clearfield reported 30 more cases, Blair reported 29, Cambria reported 25, Centre reported 24, Huntingdon reported 17, Elk reported 15, Bedford and Jefferson each reported six and Somerset reported three.

As for deaths, Cambria, Clearfield and Somerset each reported one more.

According to the Department of Health, 4,143,418 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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