The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 8,545 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 622,349 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Sixty-five percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
State health officials also reported 267 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 15,353.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 5,995 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,174 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 50,908 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 886 deaths.
Five hundred and forty-seven new cases and 29 more deaths were reported in our viewing area Tuesday.
Somerset County reported 104 new cases, Blair County reported 101, Cambria County reported 65, Centre County reported 63, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties reported 55, Elk and Bedford counties reported 40, Jefferson County reported 20 and Cameron County reported four.
As far as deaths, Cambria County reported eight more, Blair County reported five and Jefferson County reported four.
Centre and Somerset counties each reported three more deaths while Clearfield and Huntingdon counties each reported two more.
Elk and Bedford counties each reported a death as well.
According to the Department of Health, 3,244,103 patients have tested negative for the virus.