Coronavirus

Pennsylvania has surpassed 30,000 COVID-19-related deaths during the ongoing pandemic.

The commonwealth’s Department of Health reported on Tuesday that – with the addition of 151 deaths – 30,058 state residents have now died, a rate of 234 per 100,000 people.

More than 2,700 of those deaths have occurred in the eight-county region of Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Blair, Indiana, Clearfield, Westmoreland and Centre.

Nine more deaths were added to the local count, including three apiece in Cambria and Blair, according to the commonwealth’s daily report. There have now been 479 deaths in Cambria, 237 in Somerset and 156 in Bedford.

Six local counties – Cambria (366 per 100,000), Bedford (324), Somerset (320), Blair (295), Indiana (249) and Westmoreland (246) – have higher per capita death rates than the statewide number.

The eight counties added 460 cases in Tuesday’s report, with 121 in Westmoreland and 85 in Cambria leading the way.

A total of 132,399 cases – confirmed and probable – have been reported in the region.

The state added 3,898 cases, upping its total to 1,486,134.

Dave Sutor is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at 814-532-5056. Follow him on Twitter @Dave_Sutor.

Dave Sutor is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at (814) 532-5056. Follow him on Twitter @Dave_Sutor.

COVID-19 by the numbers

Here are the figures from Tuesday’s COVID-19 update by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Location New cases New deaths Total cases Cases/100,000 Total deaths Deaths/100,000 7-day new cases 7-day/100,000 Population
Cambria 85 3 18,230 14,002 479 366 513 394 130,192
Somerset 44 2 10,048 13,681 237 320 241 328 73,447
Bedford 32 1 6374 13,310 156 324 205 428 47,888
Blair 68 3 16261 13,347 363 295 457 375 121,829
Indiana 37 0 8403 9,995 210 249 252 300 84,073
Clearfield 52 0 10607 13,383 184 232 306 386 79,255
Centre 21 0 19924 12,270 237 146 346 213 162,385
Westmoreland 121 0 42,552 12,196 860 246 1,039 298 348,899
Region 460 9 132,399 12,634 2713 259 3,359 321 1,047,968
Pennsylvania 3,898 151 1,486,134 11,609 30,058 234 32,747 256 12,801,937

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