Allegheny County reports dip in new COVID cases, but more deaths, hospitalizations

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The Allegheny County Department of Health [ACHD] reported 96 COVID-19 infections Wednesday, bringing the total case count since March 14 to 6,670 cases.

The new cases derived from 1,617 tests conducted from July 7 through July 21.

ACHD also reported eight new fatalities and 16 additional hospitalizations. To date, there have been 217 deaths and 536 past and present hospitalizations.

County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health [DOH] reported 631 new infections and 25 fatalities Wednesday, bringing the statewide case count to 103,396 and 7,063 deaths.

Isolating the infected is key to reducing spread and getting a handle on the virus, officials reiterated.

“Contact tracing is critical to identify any instances of community spread and prevent larger outbreaks to keep Pennsylvania safe from COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a press release Wednesday.

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