Nearly Half Of PA's COVID-19 Cases Are In Allegheny County

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Allegheny County is now clearly the hot spot for COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania.

On Monday, the state reported 450 new cases in all 67 counties and of those 218 are in Allegheny County.

That’s 48 percent for a county with about 9 percent of PA’s population.

Allegheny has had 1,015 cases over the first six days of July, compared to 964 cases for all of April when coronavirus was at its previous peak.

The 450 cases across the state, pushes the commonwealth’s total to over 90,000 with 90,304 cases total.

6,754 total people have died in PA as a result of COVID-19, an addition of one death. That death occurred in Allegheny County.

743,020 have tested negative for coronavirus across the state.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,933 cases of COVID-19 with 3,351 in employees for a total of 21,284 at 709 facilities in 52 counties.

Out of the total deaths, 4,593 have occurred in nursing or personal care homes.

About 6,824 cases are in health care workers.

Wearing a mask in public is now mandatory across Pennsylvania.

These tips can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
  • If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.

 

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