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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard showed an increase of 10,045 new coronavirus cases in the state Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 713,310 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 273 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 17,667, according to the dashboard.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 5,318 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,092 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 56,745 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,274 deaths.

Cambria and Somerset each reported an increase of 118 new cases, Centre reported 114, Clearfield reported 87, Blair reported 65, Elk reported 34, Jefferson reported 27, Bedford and Huntingdon each reported 24 new cases, and Cameron reported three new cases.

As for deaths, Cambria reported nine additional, Blair and Jefferson each reported four, Somerset reported three, Elk reported two and Bedford and Huntingdon each reported one more death.

Six-hundred fourteen new cases and twenty-four more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

According to the Department of Health, 3,367,593 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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