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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,430 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 1,191,532 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 93 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 4,346,446 adults have been fully vaccinated.

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

State health officials reported 40 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 26,965.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,309 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania, and 310 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 76,775 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,752 deaths.

There were 121 more cases reported in our viewing area Thursday.

Cambria reported 29 more cases, Somerset and Blair reported 25, Bedford reported 17, Clearfield reported nine, Centre reported six, Jefferson reported five, Huntingdon reported four and Elk reported one.

Huntingdon reported the only new death in our viewing area.

According to the Department of Health, 4,538,360 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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