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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 4,607 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 1,151,005 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 3,420,864 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

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

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,283 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 518 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 73,998 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,702 deaths.

There were 330 new cases and another death reported in our viewing area Friday.

Cambria reported an increase of 84 new cases, Blair reported 72, Centre reported 50, Somerset reported 41, Clearfield reported 34, Bedford reported 25, Huntingdon reported 13, Jefferson reported six, Elk reported four and Cameron reported one.

As for deaths, Blair reported the only one in the area.

According to the Department of Health, 4,392,676 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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