State officials urge all to get flu vaccine by end of month; Pittsburgh releases trick-or-treat guidelines

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The Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] reported 46 new COVID-19 infections Monday, but no COVID-related fatalities. The new cases were reported over the past 24 hours.

To date, the county has had 12,777 infections, 386 deaths and 1,229 people hospitalized because of the virus.

The case tally released Monday came from 848 tests conducted from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4. The new infections were among patients from 2 to 94 years old, with a median age of 35 years. Among the newly reported cases, 56% were in people younger than 50.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health [DOH] reported 672 new infections and 11 fatalities Monday, bringing the statewide tallies to 164,207 cases and 8,227 COVID-related deaths. 

Trick-or-treaters in the City of Pittsburgh will still be allowed to trick-or-treat this Halloween — but with precautions, the city announced Monday. Residents are urged to trick-or-treat with only family members, wear cloth face masks, carry hand sanitizer, distribute candy by leaving it outside, to not have face-to-face interactions at the door, follow social distancing on sidewalks and not attend indoor costume parties. The official trick-or-treating hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. 

 

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State officials urge all to get flu vaccine by end of month; Pittsburgh releases trick-or-treat guidelines

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