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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 6,047 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 754,611 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seventy-six 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.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 6,047 new coronavirus cases in the state Friday, bringing the statewide total to 754,611 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seventy-six 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 215 more coronavirus related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 18,957.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 4,848 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,010 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 59,312 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,183 deaths.

Four hundred and ninety-six new cases were reported in our viewing area, as well as 28 more deaths.

Cambria reported 101 more case Friday, Elk reported 99, Blair reported 89, Somerset reported 62, Clearfield reported 40, Centre reported 37, Huntingdon reported 26, Jefferson reported 22, Bedford reported 16 and Cameron reported four.

As for deaths, Cambria reported 10 more, Somerset reported seven, Blair reported five, and Clearfield reported two.

Bedford, Centre, Huntingdon and Jefferson each reported one more death.

According to the Department of Health, 3,440,494 patients have tested negative for the virus.

 

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