The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 11,972 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 457,289 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Fifty-eight percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
State health officials also reported 248 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 12,010.
According to the Department of Health, 5,852 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,191 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 30,227 confirmed cases in our viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 510 deaths.
Seven-hundred fourteen new cases were reported in our viewing area, as well as 27 more deaths.
Blair reported an increase of 175 new cases, Cambria reported 126, Bedford reported 86, Centre reported 78, Somerset reported 77, Clearfield reported 70, Huntingdon reported 41, Jefferson reported 35, Elk reported 21 and Cameron reported five additional cases.
As for deaths, Cambria reported 6, Centre reported 5, Somerset reported 4, Bedford, Blair and Huntingdon each reported 3, Clearfield reported 2 and Elk reported 1 more death, while Cameron County reported one less death.
According to the Department of Health, 2,993,507 patients have tested negative for the virus.