PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – For the first time in months, Allegheny County is reporting no new cases of COVID-19, but is confirming three additional deaths.
“Today’s report of no new cases of COVID-19 does not reflect the real-time spread of the coronavirus in Allegheny County. It often takes 2 to 3 days for labs to report new positive cases. We continue to have COVID-related deaths and hospitalizations in our county. The risk of infection has not subsided, and we must continue to take steps like keeping 6 feet from others, wearing masks, washing hands and staying home if we’re sick,” The Allegheny County Health Department said in a statement.
While Allegheny County has managed to keep its numbers low, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald tells KDKA Radio there is some concern of a second wave of the virus if residents don’t remain vigilant.
“Is it something is something to be concerned about here, absolutely it is, I don’t think we’re anywhere near ready to shut things down yet because our numbers remain low,” said Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald also urged residents to continue to practice social distancing and to wear masks.
A total of 2,113 cases are confirmed in the county.
Of those, 1,979 are confirmed and 134 are probable.
14 percent of those cases are in Healthcare workers.
Three additional deaths are being reported with the total number of those who have lost their life to COVID-19 at 177.
All deaths range in age from 42-103 with 84 being the median age.
In addition, one new hospitalization is being reported. The number of those who have been hospitalized past or present is 358.
You can use the county’s dashboard to see how many cases have been in your community.