by PublicSource Reporters
Allegheny County reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Sept. 6, bringing the county total to 10,771 reported cases. No new deaths were reported, leaving the total at 349.
The newest cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours, from 771 tests, are among patients ranging in age from 4 to 97 years old with the median age of 45. Fifty-nine cases are confirmed and three are probable. The cases were reported from tests conducted between Aug. 25 and Sept. 5.
There have been 1,029 past and present hospitalizations reported in the county.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 691 new cases of COVID-19 and zero new deaths on Sunday, bringing the total reported cases statewide to 139,316 with 7,760 deaths.
Approaching Labor Day weekend, Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen urged the public to remain vigilant so as not to repeat the summer surge following the Fourth of July weekend.
“COVID-19 is a virus that can spread rapidly if we let down our guard,” Bogen said.
A cyclist wearing a face mask crosses the Smithfield Street Bridge on April 29, 2020. (Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource)
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