The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,939 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.38 million cases of the virus.
Hospitalizations due to the virus also continued to climb, increasing from 2,337 on Monday to 2,386 on Tuesday, according to state data. Of those hospitalized with the virus, 602 are in intensive care units.
The department confirmed 68 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 to 28,932.
Pennsylvania’s percent positivity rate remains at 8.9 percent.
As of midday Tuesday, the commonwealth’s vaccination rate remained at 67.8 percent, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
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