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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,986 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 1,169,678 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 90 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 3,774,492 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

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

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that people can text their zip code to 438829 to find a vaccine provider near them.

State health officials reported 47 new COVID-related deaths across the state Thursday, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 26,494.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,012 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 436 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 75,260 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,718 deaths.

There were 201 new cases reported in our viewing area Friday.

Blair reported an increase of 49 cases, Cambria reported 39, Clearfield reported 31, Centre reported 25, Bedford reported 19, Somerset reported 18, Huntingdon reported 10, Jefferson reported eight and Elk reported two.

No new deaths were reported in our viewing area Friday.

According to the Department of Health, 4,449,653 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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