Allegheny County sees 2.5% increase in COVID-19 cases, compared to state’s 5.4%, and no new deaths

Allegheny County recorded no new hospitalizations for the first time since March 24.

Pennsylvania reported 1,178 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, a 5.4% increase from Saturday, which brings the state’s total to 22,833, while Allegheny County has seen a lower rate of spread and on Sunday had just a 2.5% increase in cases since Saturday.

The state also reported 13 new deaths, raising the state’s toll to 507.

The 5.4% increase is primarily driven by counties in the eastern part of the state; Philadelphia, Lehigh, Luzerne, Montgomery and Delaware counties have been hit the hardest.

Allegheny County announced 21 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 857, but announced no new hospitalizations or deaths. To date, 130 people have been hospitalized and 19 have died.

It’s the first time since March 24 that the county reported no new hospitalizations. There were six reported on March 23 and 24.

Pittsburgh is home to 258 of the county’s caseload. The municipality with the next-most cases is Richland, with 47. Just 3% of the cases have been in people under the age of 19, but nobody under 19 has been hospitalized. Two percent of the hospitalizations were between 20 and 29.

All deaths in Allegheny County have been individuals over the age of 65.

As of noon Sunday, the state’s hospital preparedness dashboard showed that about 70% of the state’s ventilators are still available, as well as about 39% of its adult ICU beds.

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Allegheny County sees 2.5% increase in COVID-19 cases, compared to state’s 5.4%, and no new deaths

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