Allegheny County reports 132 new COVID-19 cases

by PublicSource Reporters

The Allegheny County Department of Health [ACHD] reported 132 more COVID-19 infections Tuesday, bringing the total case count since March 14 to 8,442 cases.

The new cases come from 1,778 tests conducted from July 14 through Aug. 3, and a single out-of-state result on July 2.

Three out every four of the new cases were in people younger than 50.

ACHD also reported six additional hospitalizations and one new fatality, an individual in their 90s who died on July 31.

To date, there have been 243 deaths and 692 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.

Medical staff at the Allegheny Health Network drive-thru clinic in Wexford, Pa. screen a person for COVID-19 on March 18. (Photo by Nick Childers/PublicSource)

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