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DOH COVID-19 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 4,045 new coronavirus cases in the state Monday, bringing the statewide total to 771,845 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 on Jan. 7 in Dauphin County.

State health officials also reported 80 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 19,390.

According to the Department of Health’s hospital dashboard, 4,582 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 950 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 60,355 confirmed cases in our 10-county viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 1,238 deaths.

Two-hundred and forty-seven new cases and 10 more deaths were reported in our viewing area.

Centre reported 53 more cases, Blair reported 52, Cambria reported 33, Clearfield reported 32, Somerset reported 23, Jefferson reported 22, Huntingdon reported 14, Elk reported nine, Bedford reported eight and Cameron reported one.

As for deaths, Clearfield reported four, Cambria reported three, Blair reported two and Jefferson reported one.

According to the Department of Health, 3,455,231 patients have tested negative for the virus.

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