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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard showed an increase of 10,178 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 703,265 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seventy three percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.

Health officials also reported the state’s first COVID-19 variant case on Thursday.

State health officials also reported 215 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 17,394, according to the dashboard.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 5,491 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,113 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 56,131 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,250 deaths.

Seven-hundred thirty-six new cases, and fifteen more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Somerset reported an increase of 161 new cases, Cambria reported 118, Blair reported 104, Centre reported 94, Clearfield reported 89, Huntingdon reported 67, Bedford reported 43, Jefferson reported 35, Elk reported 23 and Cameron reported two new cases.

As for deaths, Cambria reported 6 additional, Somerset reported 5 and Blair and Centre each reported two.

According to the Department of Health, 3,352,377 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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