COVID-related deaths pass 10,000 in Pa.

    (Image via The Pittsburgh Current)

    On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 139 new deaths related to COVID-19 reported on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Pennsylvania to 10,234.

    The department reported 15,785 new cases of COVID-19 over a two-day period, bringing the statewide case count to 343,614.

    4,087 individuals are hospitalized with the virus in Pennsylvania, with 877 in intensive care units, according the the Department of Health.

    There were 116,074 test results reported to the department on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Cassie Miller
    A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.