by PublicSource Reporters
The Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] reported 244 more COVID-19 infections on Friday, raising the total number of cases reported since mid-March to 8,094.
The new cases are among individuals aged from 2 to 103 years old who received positive test results between June 30 and July 30. Of the reported cases, at least 77 are among residents and staff of long-term care facilities. The positive tests were included in a batch of 2,616 test results the department received within the last day.
The department also confirmed four deaths and 33 hospitalizations on Friday, bringing totals to 239 and 669, respectively. Those who died ranged in age from 74 to 93 years old.
State health officials on Friday reported 970 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths, bringing the state’s number of infections to 112,048 and its death toll to 7,189.
Nursing homes and personal care facilities in 61 counties, including Allegheny, have reported 23,418 COVID-19 infections across 850 facilities. Of those who have died from COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, more than two-thirds have been residents of these facilities.
Both the majority of hospitalizations and deaths statewide are among those aged 65 years or older, but rising infection rates continue to be reported among young adults in the state. Health care workers make up about 8,214 of the state’s reported infections.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity due to COVID-19 can participate in rent and mortgage assistance programs, the Department of Human Services [DHS] stated Friday. The department has allocated $10 million in federal CARES Act funding to county homeless assistance programs, which offer shelter, assistance and housing services. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is also accepting applications for rent and mortgage aid. About 21% of Pennsylvanians are experiencing housing insecurity, the United States Census Bureau found.
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