by PublicSource Reporters
Allegheny County saw an increase of 198 COVID-19 cases Friday from positive tests spanning July 6 through July 23, the county health department reported.
The county has now reported 7,015 COVID-19 infections since March 14. The Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] also confirmed two additional deaths and 22 hospitalizations on Friday, bringing its totals to 221 and 573, respectively.
The two people who died from COVID-19 were 54 and 89 years old, the county announced. The county’s new infections are among residents who are between 2 months and 97 years old, with a median age of 42.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
The state health department reported a total of 105,571 cases of COVID-19 and 7,101 fatalities on Friday. The number of infections rose by 1,213 from the previous day, and the death toll increased by 22.
In discussing efforts to contain the virus, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said Thursday that she is hopeful schools in Pennsylvania can open in the fall.
“Our goal right now is that schools will reopen in-person,” Levine said in a Thursday briefing. ”Many schools have talked about a matrix in terms of some classes being online and some classes being in-person.”
School districts in Pennsylvania are developing their own plans for how they will hold class in the fall, including a possible mix of remote and in-person learning. On Thursday, Pittsburgh Public Schools released its health and safety plan.
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