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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,179 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,179,251 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 91 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 3,998,209 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

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

State health officials reported 52 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 26,659.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,712 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 397 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 75,866 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,733 deaths.

There were 133 new cases and five more deaths reported in our viewing area Wednesday.

Cambria reported an increase of 34 more cases, Blair reported 27, Somerset reported 20, Clearfield reported 16, Centre reported 13, Bedford reported nine, Huntingdon reported seven, Jefferson reported four, Elk reported two and Cameron reported one.

As for deaths, Cambria and Somerset each reported two while Bedford reported one.

According to the Department of Health, 4,483,950 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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