by PublicSource Reporters
The Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] on Monday reported 68 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the total case count since March 14 to 8,310 cases.
The new cases come from 1,104 tests conducted from July 9 to Aug. 2.
Roughly 78% of the new cases were in people younger than 50. ACHD also reported one additional hospitalization and no new fatalities.
To date, there have been 242 deaths and 686 past and present hospitalizations in the county.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health [DOH] reported 565 new infections and no new fatalities Monday, bringing the statewide tally to 114,155 cases and 7,209 deaths.
Philadelphia County reported 71 cases on Monday.
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, however, has seen one of the greatest spikes in this age group. In April, roughly 5% of cases in the region were among 19 to 24 year olds. In July, the age group represented 18% of COVID infections.
Still, personal care and nursing homes continue to bear the brunt of the deaths, with residents representing 68.2% of all COVID-related fatalities in the state.
Roughly 8,353, or 7.3% of all infections, are among healthcare workers.
County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
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