The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 9,320 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 538,655 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Sixty percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
State health officials also reported 216 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 13,608.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 6,147 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,232 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 45,529 confirmed cases in our viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 711 deaths.
Seven hundred new cases were reported in our viewing area Friday, as well as 27 more deaths.
Blair County reported 205 more cases Friday, Cambria County reported 115, Clearfield County reported 81, Somerset County reported 72, Centre County reported 56, Elk County reported 54, Huntingdon County reported 50, Bedford County reported 40, Jefferson County reported 26 and Cameron County reported one.
As far as deaths, Cambria County reported nine more, Somerset County reported seven more, Blair County reported five more, Bedford County reported three more, Huntingdon County reported two more and Jefferson County reported one more.
According to the Department of Health, 3,118,874 patients have tested negative for the virus.