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HARRISBURG, Pa. - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Pennsylvania's COVID-19 vaccination rate among adults is actually lower than what's been reported.

The agency says a data correction weeded out duplicates, dropping the rate by nearly 5%.

The CDC now says 68.9% of adults in the state have been vaccinated.

Before the adjustment, the CDC had that number at 73.7%.

The revision amounted to a reduction of about 1.2 million doses.

The data correction comes as infections, hospitalizations and ICU cases are all on the upswing in Pennsylvania and across the country.