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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 5,048 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 1,064,092 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 2,208,680 Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated.

The Health Department announced last week that all Pennsylvanians will be able to be vaccinated, despite their phase designation, on April 19.

State health officials also reported 35 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 25,362.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 2,439 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 496 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 68,541 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,649 deaths.

There were 343 new cases and one additional death reported in our viewing area.

Cambria reported 81 new cases, Centre reported 77, Clearfield reported 52, Blair reported 50, Somerset reported 22, Elk reported 20, Jefferson reported 16, Huntingdon reported 15, Bedford reported nine and Cameron reported one.

Cambria County also reported an additional death.

According to the Department of Health, 4,210,112 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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