Allegheny County COVID-19 death toll tops 100
Pennsylvania reported 825 new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday, meaning the total caseload across the state has now surpassed 50,000.
These new cases represent a 1.67% increase from Sunday, bringing the total to 50,092. The state also reported 14 new deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 2,458.
The state also reported that 10,569, or about 21%, of these cases are from residents and employees of 494 nursing and personal care home facilities. Deaths from these facilities now total 1,646, about 67% of the state’s total.
Health care workers represent 3,084, about 6%, of the state’s total caseload.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Education submitted an application to the United States Department of Education seeking about $523.8 million in emergency funding to help schools during the pandemic. The state’s department of education expects the application to be approved within one week.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — along with Gov. Tom Wolf and a slew of other northeastern governors — announced on Sunday a regional purchasing consortium to buy medical equipment like tests, personal protective equipment and ventilators.
Wolf said in a joint press conference that the effort serves as a solid example of the benefit of states working together.
“We need to help our hospitals. We need to help our healthcare workers. We’ll need to help our long-term care facilities. Our first responders. All those things,” Wolf said. “What [Cuomo is] doing here, and what we’re doing, is actually pulling together to make sure we’re doing all those things.”
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