The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 8,984 new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 631,333 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Sixty-six percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
State health officials also reported 319 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 15,672.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 6,022 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 51,384 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 914 deaths.
Four-hundred seventy-six new cases and fourteen more deaths were reported in our viewing area.
Clearfield reported 82 additional cases, Cambria and Centre each reported 76, Blair reported 61, Somerset reported 49, Huntingdon reported 46, Jefferson reported 40, Bedford and Elk each reported 22 and Cameron reported two additional cases.
As for deaths, Cambria reported 12 additional deaths, Somerset reported 5, Centre and Clearfield each reported 3, Jefferson reported 2 and Bedford, Elk and Huntingdon each reported one additional death.
According to the Department of Health, 3,254,297 patients have tested negative for the virus.