Allegheny County reports 432 new COVID-19 cases; PA health sec tapped to join Biden team

Pennsylvania pharmacies will be allowed to administer COVID vaccine

 

by PublicSource Reporters

Allegheny County Health Department reported 432 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Tuesday.

The new cases — from positive tests dated Jan. 12 to Jan. 18 — come from individuals 1 year old to 99 years old, with a median age of 42.

To date, Allegheny County Health Department has reported 65,144 cases, 1,225 deaths from the virus and 3,805 past and present hospitalizations.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,341 new COVID-19 cases and 77 new deaths Tuesday, bringing the totals since the start of the pandemic to 777,186 cases and 19,467 deaths.

Nursing and personal care home residents and employees represent about 9.2% of the state’s cases and approximately 52% of the state’s deaths. Healthcare workers represent about 2.8% of the state’s cases.

Through Jan. 14, at least 477,929 vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania.There are 340,947 people who have received one dose of the vaccine and 68,491 people who have received both doses of the vaccine. 

As the death toll of the pandemic keeps increasing well beyond 400,000 in the U.S., Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has been tapped by president-elect Joe Biden to be the assistant secretary of health.

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