State to boost COVID contact tracing; Allegheny County sees 147 new cases and 2 deaths

by PublicSource Reporters

The Allegheny County Department of Health [ACHD] reported 147 COVID-19 infections Thursday, bringing the total case count since March 14 to 6,817 cases.

The new cases derived from 1,172 tests conducted from July 6 through July 22.

ACHD also reported 2 new fatalities and 15 additional hospitalizations. To date, there have been 219 deaths and 551 past and present hospitalization

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Health [DOH] reported 962 new infections and 16 fatalities Thursday, bringing the statewide case count to 104,358  and 7,079 deaths.

Although each region of the state has seen a significant increase in cases among younger Pennsylvanians – specifically 19 to 24-year-olds – southwestern Pennsylvania, which includes Pittsburgh, has seen the greatest spike in this age group: from roughly 5% of cases in April to roughly 20% so far in July.

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State to boost COVID contact tracing; Allegheny County sees 147 new cases and 2 deaths

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