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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 489 new coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,201,864 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health officials say 94 percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered and 4,683,633 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 6 new COVID-related deaths across the state, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 27,209.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 1,042 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania, and 255 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 77,670 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,768 deaths.

Thirty-two new cases and one additional death were reported in our viewing area.

Bedford reported 6 new cases, Cambria, Clearfield and Somerset each reported 5, Blair, Huntingdon and Jefferson each reported 3 and Centre reported two new cases. No new cases were reported in Elk and Cameron counties. Blair also reported one additional death.

According to the Department of Health, 4,599,143 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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