by PublicSource Reporters
Allegheny County’s newly formed, 10-member COVID Field Response Team inspected more than 350 bars and food establishments over the past week, checking compliance with virus mitigation efforts that include facemasks and physical distancing, Dr. Debra Bogen, the county health director, said in a press briefing on Wednesday.
Roughly 87% of establishments – which included grocery stores that serve food, plus ice cream and coffee shops – received satisfactory inspections. Among the 13% of establishments with at least one issue identified, the most common was staff not wearing facemasks, followed by indoor customers exceeding the cap of 25% occupancy.
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The Allegheny County Department of Health [ACHD] reported 132 COVID-19 infections Thursday, bringing the total case count since March 14 to 7,850 cases.
The new cases derived from 1,800 tests conducted from July 15 through July 29.
ACHD also reported one new fatality and 16 additional hospitalizations. To date, there have been 235 deaths and 636 past and present hospitalizations.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health [DOH] reported 860 new infections and 14 fatalities Thursday, bringing the statewide case count to 111,078 and 7,162 deaths.
Allegheny County reported 132 new cases and Philadelphia County reported 127 new cases.
A person wearing a face mask exits Giant Eagle in West Mifflin. (Photo by Kimberly Rowen/PublicSource)
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