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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 12,745 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 470,034 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 225 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 12,235.

According to the Department of Health, 5,877 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,218 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 31,661 confirmed cases in our viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 536 deaths.

One thousand four hundred and thirty-four new cases were reported in our viewing area, as well as 26 more deaths Friday.

Cambria County reported 305 more cases, Centre County reported 302, Somerset County reported 218, Blair County reported 210, Clearfield County reported 128, Huntingdon County reported 87, Bedford County reported 86, Jefferson County reported 53, Elk County reported 34 and Cameron County reported 11.

As for deaths, Cambria reported 11, Centre reported six, Bedford reported four, Blair reported three and Jefferson reported two.

According to the Department of Health, 3,009,510 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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