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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard showed an increase of 7,506 new coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 720,816 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 103 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 17,770, according to the dashboard.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 5,201 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,062 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 57,227 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,282 deaths.

Four-hundred eighty-two new cases and eight more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Blair reported an increase of 111 new cases, Centre reported 91, Somerset reported 75, Cambria reported 60, Clearfield reported 56, Huntingdon reported 32, Bedford reported 28, Jefferson reported 21, and Elk reported eight new cases.

No new cases were reported in Cameron county.

As for deaths, Somerset reported 3 more deaths, Centre reported 2 and Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon each reported one additional death.

According to the Department of Health, 3,381,463 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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