The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 7,275 new coronavirus cases in the state Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 733,429 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Seventy four percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
Health officials also reported the state’s first COVID-19 variant case last week in Dauphin County.
State health officials also reported 227 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 18,080.
According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 5,204 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,060 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 57,924 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,307 deaths.
Four hundred and forty-six new cases and 15 more deaths were reported in our viewing area Tuesday.
Cambria reported 87 more cases, Blair reported 63, Clearfield reported 61, Centre reported 55, Somerset reported 46, Bedford reported 39, Elk reported 37, Huntingdon reported 36, Jefferson reported 15 and Cameron reported 7.
As for deaths, Centre reported five more while Blair, Cambria, Clearfield and Somerset each reported two more.
Cameron and Huntingdon reported one more death each.
According to the Department of Health, 3,403,160 patients have tested negative for the virus.